Saturday, March 06, 2021

Woman passenger rescued from smugglers

Trichy: A woman passenger who landed at Trichy international airport from Dubai on Thursday morning was ‘abducted’ allegedly by a five-member gang of gold smugglers. However, swift action by Trichy city police led to her rescue and arrest of two of the accused.

According to police, the woman, Mumtaj, 30, from Sankarapuram, Kallakurichi, claimed she was given a pair of socks by an ‘unknown’ person at the Dubai airport.

She said she reportedly sensed that there was gold in paste form inside the socks. Fearing arrest, she returned it to the person and left for India.

However, as she came out of Trichy airport, a gang approached her and asked for the gold given by the person in Dubai. Since she feigned ignorance about it, they bundled her into a car and took her to a hotel.

Meanwhile, acting on a complaint from her younger brother M Sudhakar from airport colony, a police team led by the airport police inspector M Periyasamy launched a search and traced them to a hotel in Trichy city. “We rescued the woman and arrested two people. Search is on for the others,” Periyasamy said.

Police suspect that the owner of the hotel where the woman was lodged may have had a hand in the abduction. The gang members have been cvidentified as N Mubarak Ali from Kambarasampettai in Trichy district, J Shahul Hameed, Mubarak Ali and Nagoor Gani from Mela Chinthamani, Trichy district and Anwar from Pandamangalam, Namakkal district.

06/03/21 Times of India

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