STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE
New Delhi, 16 July
Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel deployed at more than 130 stations of Delhi Metro have helped return a large number of valuables, costly electronic gadgets, cash and jewellery to the rightful owners.
From January to 10 July this year, the CISF personnel deposited Rs 13.5 lakh in cash, Rs 12.35 lakh worth cheques, 64 laptops, 38 cameras, 268 mobile phones, four tablets and 27 gold ornaments.
"The CISF personnel deployed at stations managed to detect and locate these items in the metro premises during patrolling, search of station premises or left by passengers in a hurry, in proximity to X ray screening machines," said Mr Hemendra Singh, spokesperson of CISF.
CISF has developed a team for handling these lost or unclaimed properties. Once recovered by CISF, these items are handed over to DMRC.
"DMRC then in turn forwards these unclaimed articles to their lost and found cell at Kashmere Gate where owners can identify and claim them as per procedure which is also updated on DMRC's website of lost and found page," said Mr Singh.
On 15 May, CISF personnel at Shastri Park metro station deposited a bag containing Rs 3,80,000 found near X-BIS table which was restored to its owner.