Chhattisgarh police on Tuesday arrested a 49-year-old suspected smuggler and seized gold biscuits weighing 2.50 kilogram, valued at Rs 1.25 crore in Chhattisgarh’s state capital.
Raipur Senior Superintendent of Police Ajay Kumar Yadav said that the arrested suspected criminal, identified as Ashok Bera (49), resident of Professor Colony in the state capital has been taken into custody.
Acting on the tip-off, police intercepted a car bearing registration number CG-04, ML-3978, near Magneto Mall under Telibandha police station limits and searched the vehicle, Yadav said.
During the inquiry, the suspect constantly tried to mislead the police and refused to have any gold biscuits. In the search, the police found gold biscuits inside the car, the SP added.
The suspected smuggler also failed to produce any documents, when police asked him to show documents of the gold biscuits, he said.
On being strictly questioned by the police, the suspect told that he had purchased yellow metal from an unidentified person in West Bengal. He brought it to Raipur for selling by making jewellery. The suspected criminal also confessed to evading income tax, the SSP added.
Police seized gold biscuits weighing 2.50 kilograms worth Rs 1.25 crore besides a car used in the crime, SSP Yadav further said.
Police also informed IT deparent in this regard. Police lodged a case under section 102 of CrPC and further probe is underway, SSP Yadav added.