DRI seizes gold worth Rs 4 crore, two arrested
Acting on a tip off, a team of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized gold worth around Rs 4 crore and arrested two persons in this connection in Siliguri late on Sunday evening.
Sources in the DRI said a team raided a private bus in Siliguri and detained Rakesh Kumar and Ramesh Kumar Shukla, both residents of Uttar Pradesh. “As their luggage was frisked, 50 gold bars weighing 8.3 kilos were seized. The estimated price of the gold is around Rs 4 crore. The gold was transported illegally from Myanmar to Assam and was supposed to be smuggled to Uttar Pradesh,” said a source.
Meanwhile in Jalpaiguri’s Dhupguri, a group of miscreants barged into the house of Umesh Das, a private moneylender, and decamped with Rs 1.5 lakh.
They also hacked his right hand, leaving him seriously injured.