Five held with gold bars worth over Rs 3 crore in Malda
A team of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence seized gold bars weighing 6.172kg estimated at Rs 3.15 crore from Keshtopur village located near Bangladesh border in Malda on Friday.
Five persons have been arrested in this connection. On Saturday, the quintet, residents of South Dinajpur district, were produced in a court here and remanded in jail custody for 14 days.
The bars were supposed to be smuggled to Bangladesh, DRI sources said.
On Friday, the team arrested a person from Kestopur, located under Englishbazar police station. “Based on the information spilled by him, four others were arrested and the gold bars were seized,” the sources said.
The arrested quintet have been identified as Akhil Moral, Ashish Kumar Dutta, Uttam Kumar Dutta, Dipesh Kumar Ghosh and Atul Das.
In Dhaprahat of Cooch Behar district, the BSF on Friday detained two Bangladeshi nationals after they infiltrated in India.
Sabina Khatun and Farzana Akhter Eama, who hail from Gopalpur and Brahmanbaria districts of Bangladesh, have revealed that they were on their way to Bangalore for jobs. Three cell phones and some Bangladeshi currency have been seized from them.
In another incident, the BSF nabbed a suspected Bangladeshi smuggler at Hilli in South Dinajpur on Saturday.
Md. Abdul Malek, a resident of Dinajpur district of the neighbouring country, was held while he was trying to cross the border. He has been handed over to the Hilli police station, the BSF sources said.