During routine checking, the railway police personnel on Monday recovered a consignment of gold bars from a coach of Down 12346 Saraighat Express at Guwahati Railway Station. The gold bars were later seized.
Official sources stated, “The railway police personnel during routine checking conducted inside the Down 12346 Saraighat Express today (Monday), which was standing at platform no. 2 of the Guwahati Railway Station, recovered a consignment of gold bars in seat no. 23 of the train’s coach no A1.”
Sources also informed, “The consignment of 5 gold bars weighing 7998.770 gm was recovered from the possession of a passenger in the train.”
The person, from whose possession the gold bars were recovered, has been identified as 31-year-old Kiran Vishwanath Patil, son of Vishwanath Patil, a resident of Tavdarwadi under Bhilawadi Police Station in Maharashtra’s Sangli district.
Official sources further added that after completing all the formalities, the accused will be handed over to the Custom Department in Guwahati for further action.
It may be mentioned that gold bars are seized in the Northeast from time to time.
A huge consignment of gold bars was seized during a joint operation by Aizawl Battalion of 23 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of Inspector General Assam Rifles (East) in coordination with the Department of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), Aizawl on Thursday at Sihphir in Aizwal.
According to a report, the approximate market value of the 47 gold bars weighing about 7.482 kg was Rs 2,39,83,529.
It was reported that the gold, which was hidden in the handle of a suitcase trolley, was recovered when two persons who were travelling in a Tata Sumo vehicle were intercepted at a Mobile Vehicle Check Post set up by the joint team.