West Bengal: BSF caught two women with gold worth Rs 1.35 crore

West Bengal : There was a plan to smuggle gold into Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal. Border Security Force (BSF), South Bengal Frontier troops have foiled the smuggling of gold worth about Rs 1.35 crore and arrested two women. The incident took place in North 24 Parganas. The names of the accused are Padma Mandal alias Jayanti and Mithu Biswas. Both are residents of Nadiya. 13 gold biscuits and one gold brick, weighing approximately 1.92 kg, have been seized from their possession. Both the women were planning to smuggle gold into Kolkata.

The company commander of border post Gede had received information from the intelligence department.

A BSF official said that the company commander of border post Gede had received information from the intelligence department of the Border Security Force that a large quantity of gold could be smuggled in the local train going from Gede to Sealdah. Based on the information, BSF conducted a joint operation with RPF soldiers. The accused women were identified during a search in a local train going from Majdiya station towards Sealdah. Both were dropped at Mayurhat railway station.

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Used to smuggle for Rs 800

When their bags were searched, gold was recovered from them. During interrogation, Mithu told that the gold was given to him by a woman resident of Raghunandanpur village and it was to be delivered to a person in Kolkata. The woman was giving him directions on the mobile phone. Once this work was done, he would have got around Rs 800. Here, Padma told that Mithu is her aunt and she was helping her in smuggling work. Both the women and the seized gold have been handed over to the Customs Department office in Banpur.

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