Sunday, September 10, 2023

Two nabbed with 1.23-kg gold paste worth Rs 75 lakh

Ludhiana: In a major breakthrough, the CIA wing of the Ludhiana police busted an international gold smuggling racket and arrested two persons. The police recovered 1.23 kg of gold paste worth Rs 75 lakh and an illegal .32 bore pistol along with five live cartridges from the suspects.

The police have informed the Customs Department about the development and the gold paste would be handed over to them for further investigation. The Amritsar airport authorities are also being alerted. The suspects have been identified as Azad Singh (30), and Ashu Kumar (22), both residents of Amritsar.

Ludhiana Commissioner of Police (CP) Mandeep Singh Sidhu, DCP (Crime) Harmeet Hundal, ACP (Crime) Gurpreet Singh and CIA in-charge Inspector Beant Juneja addressed a press conference regarding the matter.

Sidhu said the CIA received a tip-off that Azad, Ashu, Parvinder Singh and Puneet, alias Guru, were involved in large-scale gold smuggling from Dubai to India. Parvinder, a native of Haridwar, now residing in Dubai, had been smuggling gold from Dubai to India.

Azad and Ashu had recently received a consignment of gold sent by Puneet from Dubai and they were on the way to deliver the same to their clients in Punjab. Accordingly, the police conducted a raid and nabbed the suspects near the Jalandhar bypass on Saturday. Initially, one kg of gold paste and a .32 bore pistol were seized from the duo. Later, the CIA team conducted a raid at the house of Azad in Amritsar from where 230 gm of gold paste was seized.

10/09/2023 Nikhil Bhardwaj/Tribune

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