The railway police of Kharagpur on Saturday found over Rs 99 lakhs and three gold biscuits from the luggage of a dead passenger in West Bengal. He died during his journey on a Mumbai-Kolkata train. Subhas Chand Surana (55), a passenger of Mumbai CST- Howrah Geetanjali Express who was travelling alone, fell unconscious after the train left Tatanagar railway station.
A DSP rank officer of Kharagpur railway police said that his co-passengers informed the authorities at the next station, Kharagpur. He added that probably, the man died due to the cardiac arrest. While removing the body of Surana and his luggage, the police found 3 gold biscuits and Rs. 99,03,490 in cash mostly in the denomination of Rs. 1000 inside a bag.
According to a TOI report, Sanjoy Ghosh, CPRO, South Eastern Railway, Surana was a cloth merchant from Raipur and may have been travelling to Kolkata for business. Sources confirmed that Surana belonged to an established business family.
The officer, who did not wish to be named, said the case would be handed over to the Midnapore West district police who will investigate about the nature of the cash and the gold biscuits. The family of deceased Surana has been informed about his death