Gold biscuits seized, man arrested


Burrabazar: 25 gold worth around Rs 93 lakh, which officials suspect have been smuggled from Dubai, were detained from a person who had come from Tripura to sell them in Burrabazar on Wednesday.

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The accused is arrested and identified as Bikash Bhowmick according to police the biscuit weighed around 116g. the gold biscuits had “Dubai-UAE” embossed on them. the accused during questioning told police that the gold biscuits have come from Bangladesh but as they have “Dubai-UAE” embossed on them police suspect a big racket that is active in multiple countries.

Acting on a special information, a team police of Burrabazar left for Agartala to be on Bhowmick’s trail. The team lodged the same train as the suspect – the Sealdah-bound Kanchenjunga Express on Tuesday.

On Wednesday evening The train reached Sealdah. The man landed from the train and walked towards Esplanade. biscuits were found concealed in his trousers – between 2 folds near the waist. police had info that Bhowmick had brought the gold biscuits to the city to sell it in Burrabaza.

months ago, the cops had intercepted a gold consignment value Rs 70 lakh and detained a person who was carrying it. The detectives zeroed in on Bhowmick after working on leads that arose during the probe in the 1st  case.

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