National Investigation Agency.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday conducted searches at four locations in Guwahati and Sangli in Maharashtra in connection with a Delhi gold smuggling case.

A top official of the central investigating agency told Northeast Now that these locations are premises related to accused persons and their handlers from where they used to give effect to the commission of the crime.

During the searches, incriminating documents and electronic devices containing details of suspicious transactions as well as of the persons involved in the instant crime, who are also having linkages abroad including Myanmar and Nepal, were seized.

Earlier, NIA registered a case (No. RC-32/2020/NIA/DLI) in September, which relates to the seizure of 83.621 Kgs of smuggled gold bars worth Rs 42.89 crore at New Delhi Railway Station on August 28 from the possession of eight accused persons.

“Interrogation of these accused has so far revealed that they had collected the said consignment from Guwahati for its further delivery at New Delhi on the directions of their handlers who are suspected to have sourced the smuggled material from Myanmar, Nepal and Bhutan,” the official said.

Further investigation in this case is still on, the official said.

In an-another case, NIA conducts more searches in NGOs in Jammu & Kashmir in terror-funding cases.

“In continuation of yesterday’s search operations, NIA conducted searches at seven locations in Srinagar, Baramulla, Anantnag & Kulgam (J&K) and two locations in Delhi in connection with the case pertaining to certain NGOs and Trusts raising funds in the name of charitable activities and then using those funds for carrying out secessionist and separatist activities in J&K,” the official said.

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