4 Of Mumbai Detained From Train In Bhubaneswar With Gold Jewellery Worth Over Rs 16 Cr

Bhubaneswar: The Government Railway Police (GRP) seized 32 kg gold jewellery worth over Rs 16 crore from Mumbai-Bhubaneswar Konark Express here on Wednesday.

Four persons were detained in this connection for interrogation after they failed to produce valid GST documents. The detainees, identified as Hasmukhlal Jain, Surseh Sahadev Khare, Mahesh Bhomsar and Deepak Patel, all hailing from Mumbai, were travelling with four bags, each containing 8 kg of gold ornaments, sources said.

“They had planned to sell the gold ornaments to traders in and around Bhubaneswar. We zeroed in on them due to their suspicious activities,” sub-divisional police officer (SDPO), Khurda Road Zone (GRP), Chandrasekhar Sahu said

“They evaded tax. So far, they have not disclosed who their prospective buyers are,” he said.

Further investigation by Income Tax and GST sleuths is underway, he added.


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