On early Tuesday morning, when the Salem-Chennai Express pulled into Chennai, it had a human-sized hole in the roof of one of its coaches.
The coach had nearly 200 boxes packed with used currency notes in disrepair to be deposited with the Reserve Bank of India of nearly 340 crores.
5 crores has been found missing from the train that began its journey from Salem in Western Tamil Nadu.
“We have leads which we can’t divulge now. The money is being counted after which only we can give the exact amount missing. Approximately around five crore could have been stolen,” said M Ramasubramani, a top officer with the Railway Police.