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Guwahati (Assam): Government Railway Police (GRP) officials on Tuesday seized 600 grams of gold, worth Rs 40 lakh, from a person on Rajdhani Express at Guwahati railway station.
The GRP personnel also arrested the person who came from Kerala who was carrying the gold.
Prasenjit Das, in-charge of GRP Guwahati said the market value of the seized gold is estimated at more than Rs 40 lakh.
“Based on intelligence inputs, today morning we conducted a search operation in the Rajdhani Express and found gold powder in three packets weighing around 600 grams in the possession of a person traveling in the train. He hailed from Dimapur. The market value of the seized gold is estimated at more than Rs 40 lakh,” said Prasenjit Das, in-charge of GRP Guwahati.
A case has been registered with GRP Guwahati in this connection.
More information is awaited.
Earlier in March this year, in a similar raid against gold smuggling, the Government Railway Police (GRP) seized over 32 kg of gold jewelery worth over Rs 16 crore from the Mumbai-Bhubaneswar Konark Express in Odisha.
According to a statement issued by the Odisha State CT and GST Enforcement Wing, four persons were detained in this connection for questioning after they failed to produce valid GST documents. The detainees, identified as Hasmukhlal Jain, Surseh Sahadev Khare, Mahesh Bhomsar and Deepak Patel, who all hailed from Mumbai, were traveling with four bags each containing 8 kg of gold jewellery, police said.
“They had planned to sell the gold jewelery to traders in and around Bhubaneswar. We were wondering about them because of their suspicious activities,” said Jayadev Biswajit Inspector In Charge, GRP Bhubaneswar.
“They evaded taxes. So far they have not revealed who their potential buyers are,” he said.
A GST officer Manmath Pradhan said that 32 kg of gold worth over Rs 16 crores has been handed over to them by the GRP police.
“We will collect 3 per cent GST and 3 per cent as penalty from these gold jewellery. We are also varying the identity of these towns in Bhubaneswar. Later, the income tax department will also verify about the money invested to buy illegal gold jewellery,” he added. ANI