Siliguri, 23rd December: The DRI team has once again made a new revelation in the gold smuggling case. Reportedly, the gold were being smuggled by making them into bangles and belts by applying silver coat and black metal on the belt. But DRI has again exposed the new route of smuggling.
As per the information received through a tip-off, a couple reached Siliguri carrying smuggled gold in a Rajdhani train that was heading from Guwahati to Delhi yesterday. But, as soon as the DRI team learned about the gold smuggling, they conducted a campaign at the NJP railway station yesterday and searched a couple on the basis of suspicion of B-4 bogie of the Rajdhani train. During this, two gold bangles were retrieved from the woman’s hand which was coated with the silver and said buckle from the husband.
During the investigation, it was revealed that both the recovered articles were of gold. It was covered with agar paint for smuggling. Thereafter, the DRI arrested the said couple Sushil Kumar Sonar (46) and Miku Soni (44). The couple is residents of South Dumdum in North 24 Parganas.
According to information received from DRI sources, the couple boarded the Rajdhani train from Guwahati to Delhi yesterday carrying silver-covered gold bangles and black back gold belt buckles for smuggling from the Indo-Myanmar border. But as soon as the Rajdhani train reached NJP the DRI team nabbed them and recovered bout 1 kg 400 grams of gold from a couple of whose market value has been estimated at Rs 72,18,855. DRI has produced the said couple in Siliguri court today.