With the arrest of four smugglers and recovery of almost 1.5 kilograms of gold in Katra town, Jammu and Kashmir Police on Saturday claimed it smashed an inter-state gold smuggling racket that used to be operating in three to four states.
“On Friday, Reasi SSP Rashmi Wazir received information from dependable sources that few persons based in Delhi and Katra are running unlawful trade by bringing gold from Guwahati and thereafter making wrongful gains by selling it illicitly,” said Katra SP Amit Bhasin.
They were the usage of three people as couriers for smuggling gold from Guwahati to other parts of India.
“These people brought gold by unlawful ways to sell it in Katra and other places to make wrongful gains. Acting on the tip-off, a police team conducted raids at quite a lot of places in Katra and arrested four people from whom almost 1.5 kilograms of gold used to be retrieved,” Bhasin added.
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The complete market value of the seized gold used to be over Rs 80 lakhs.
The officer refused to divulge the identity of the arrested accused saying, “doing so at this stage may hamper our investigations.”
He informed that the seized gold used to be in the form of biscuits.
“The racket used to be being run in three to four states,” he added.
A case under sections 420, 109 of the Indian Penal Code used to be registered at Katra police station.
A senior police officer, then again, identified the four accused as Amandeep Singh, son of Shamsher Singh of Durga Puri Haibowal, Ludhiana, right now putting up at Patel Nagar in New Delhi; Haresh Kumar, son of Hindosh Kumar of Simbli Tehsil in Jammu district; Rohit Kumar, son of Parshotam Kumar of Agarjitto in Katra, and Sunny Kumar, son of Nek Ram of Dhanas Tehsil in Udhampur district.[ad_2]