RBI's old currency notes worth RS 342 crore went missing from a Chennai-bound train. The train was coming from Salem. According to the GRP officials, the notes were packed in 226 boxes and out these, two were found to be tampered as money was falling out of them. A hole was also found at the roof of the train coach, hinting at a possible loot.
It is reported that this act was carried out by people who knew that old currency notes worth Rs 342 crore were being transported.
Since the notes were being transported through a cargo train, the jurisdiction lay with the RPF and the case has been registered by them, the officials said. The GRP is co-ordinating in the investigation.