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DELHI POLICE BUSTED INTERNATIONAL RACKET OF GOLD SMUGGLING, ONE APPREHENDED

November 20, 2020 08:03 PM

6. 292 KG GOLD BARS WORTH RS.3.25 CRORES RECOVERED

  New Delhi (Face2News)

Police Station New Delhi Railway Station under Delhi Police (Railways) has apprehended a gold smuggler and 6.292 Kg gold bars have been recovered from his possession. The market value of confiscated gold is approx. Rs.3.25 Crores. The recovered yellow metal has been confiscated u/s 111 of custom Act 1962.

Mr. Harendra K. Singh, IPS, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Railways, Delhi, said on November 19, a patrolling team at New Delhi Railway Station to keep surveillance over the passengers and maintain law and order were on Platform No. 16 where Howrah Rajdhani Express had arrived around 10 am.

Accused Pravin

The accused had received the gold from his accomplice in Kolkata and had boarded the train from Asansol, West Bengal. He had to further go to Mumbai to deliver the gold to the jewelers.To avoid detection at the airports, train was used us a mode of transport and to avoid metal detectors Howrah Station was avoided. But the accused ran out of luck and what metal detectors could not do the sharp vigil eyes of the police personnel did.  

The team, which includes SHO/ NDRS Insp. Satish Rana, ASI Parmod, HC Satyajeet, HC Jaiveer, Const. Vineet and Const. Rahul of PS New Delhi Railway Station noticed the suspicious movement of a passenger and stopped him for questioning. Not able to get satisfactory answer, a preliminary enquiry conducted found him in possession of gold bars. Custom officers were called on the spot and after a thorough search as per procedure, it revealed that he was carrying gold bars in cloth pouches specially made in the inner jacket and the cloth belt. The confiscated gold had the marking of IPMR, Gulf Gold Refinery and Valcambi Suisee (Switzerland).

The accused identified as Pravin Kumar Ambalal Khandelwal, S/o Shri. Ambalal Khandelwal, Aged 37 year R/o Gayatri Society, Dhanera, Banaskantha, Gujarat & Geeta Nagar, Bhayandar, West Mumbai

The accused had received the gold from his accomplice in Kolkata and had boarded the train from Asansol, West Bengal. He had to further go to Mumbai to deliver the gold to the jewelers.

To avoid detection at the airports, train was used us a mode of transport and to avoid metal detectors Howrah Station was avoided. But the accused ran out of luck and what metal detectors could not do the sharp vigil eyes of the police personnel did. Brother of the accused has also been in jewelry business having area of operations in Delhi and Mumbai.

For further proceedings and to establish the forward and backward linkages the confiscated gold and the accused person have been handed over to the custom officials

 
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