Siliguri, 18th November: Based on a tip-off the team of DRI arrested three smugglers with gold worth Rs 02 crores. The accused have been identified as Amit Khandelwal (28), Hasmukh Madhurchand Khandelwal (37) both residents of Mumbai and Rahul Gehlot (23), a resident of Rajasthan.
Reportedly, last night, the three accused reached Siliguri from Cooch Behar in a bus and were apprehended by the DRI based on suspicion and taken to the DRI office. During the search, 32 pieces of gold biscuits weighing about 5.312 grams estimated at Rs 2 crore 76 lakhs were recovered.
As per the information, the three accused had planned to smuggle gold from the Indo-Myanmar border via Guwahati to Siliguri in Kolkata. Today all three accused were produced in the Siliguri court.