The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) unit of Delhi Metro has accumulated crores in cash, jewellery, gadgets and other valuables left behind by forgetful or hurried commuters inside the trains or station premises. As per reports, the CISF has secured Rs 2.8 crore in cash since 2016. The paramilitary force recovered Rs 81,04,602 in 2018, Rs 70,73,802 in 2017, Rs 75,15, 537 in 2016 and Rs 59,87,645 from January 1 to June 30, 2019 from the Delhi Metro premises. The CISF has returned all the cash to the legitimate owners through the help of the station controllers of Delhi Metro.
According to a report, besides cash, the CISF has also retrieved several valuable items including watches, wallets, cameras, phones, i-Pod, and tablets from the Delhi Metro in the last three years. Additionally, the CISF troopers deputed in Delhi Metro recovered cheques and drafts worth Rs 2.25 crore, foreign currency worth Rs 85,866, 65 laptops, 12 gold ornaments, 15 silver ornaments, 9 cameras, 34 watches, 129 mobile sets and 2 tablets in the first-six months of this year.
In 2018, the security personnel accumulated cheques and drafts over Rs 1.12 crore, foreign currency worth Rs 1,06,046, 140 laptops, 43 gold ornaments, 27 silver ornaments, 27 cameras, 58 watches, 329 mobile phones, seven tablets and one i-Pod.
A CISF official said most of the items which they have recovered from the metro premises, were found on the baggage x-ray machines and on the seats of the train coaches.