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Guwahati: Jalukbari Police on Sunday arrested four youths and seized two gold biscuits worth approximately Rs 10 lakh from their possession.
The youths have been identified as Joydeep Haldar, Uttam Haldar, Rajesh Madal, and Rajiv Dhar. Allegedly, the youths have been involved in gold smuggling for a long time.
The gold biscuits were recovered near Saraighat Bridge, from a Wagon-R bearing registration number AS-01-BQ-0694. According to sources in the police, the gang used to procure stolen jewelleries from Guwahati through various channels and take the jewels to Hauli and convert it into gold biscuits. The biscuits are later brought to Guwahati and sold off to the customers.
According to sources, Rajiv Dhar is the former President of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha. Reportedly, the other two apprehended are also BJP members.
According to sources in the police, the gang used to procure stolen jewelleries from Guwahati through various channels and take the jewels to Howli and convert it into gold biscuits. The biscuits are later brought to Guwahati and sold to the customers.
Police suspects a bigger nexus in the entire process.
Police has also recovered cash worth Rs 51,800 from the vehicle.
Speaking to the G Plus, Ponjit Dowarah, ACP, Jalukbari said, "The youths were caught during checking at Jalukbari. We have seized 2 gold biscuits from their possession. When we investigated, we found that the gold biscuits were authentic and weighed around 300 gms. We are investigating the matter to trace the kingpin associated with the incident. "