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Agartala city gripped by theft scandal: Youth arrested for selling stolen railway property


BY TC News Desk

Agartala, 18th March 2024 :   In a shocking revelation that has stirred the local community, a young man from the Kathaltali area of Agartala was apprehended at Jogendranagar railway station early Monday morning. The arrest followed growing suspicions among locals who frequently spotted the youth during their morning walks.

The accused, whose identity has been withheld, is alleged to have been involved in the illicit sale of railway iron articles. These items, reportedly stolen from the railway, were sold at inflated prices in a city shop, cleverly concealed in sacks to avoid detection.

Upon interrogation, the young man confessed to his crimes, admitting to the removal and sale of the goods. Further inquiries revealed a troubled background, with the accused being estranged from his family due to drug abuse and a history of theft.

The incident has raised serious concerns about the oversight of railway authorities, including the Railway Protection Force (RPF) and the Government Railway Police (GRP), who are now under scrutiny for their apparent inaction despite the frequency of such thefts.

The community is abuzz with questions and demands for accountability. How could such thefts continue unabated under the watch of the authorities? What secrets lie behind the lack of news coverage on these incidents? And most importantly, who else might be involved in this criminal network?

The accused has hinted at a wider conspiracy, suggesting the involvement of other individuals in the ongoing theft of government property. This case has not only exposed the vulnerabilities in the security of public assets but has also ignited a wave of concern among the citizens of Agartala.

As the investigation takes place, the authorities are urged to take decisive action to safeguard public property and restore the trust of the people.

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