Two policemen belonging to the Metropolis Market police station have caught two males who carried greater than six kilograms of gold price Rs 3.5 crore in a scooter late on Friday night time.
The suspects — Dalpet Singh, 34, from Mumbai and Vikas, 35, from Rajasthan — didn’t have correct paperwork for the gold. Police learnt that the unaccounted jewelry belonged to SS Jewellers in Nagarathpet and the duo works for them.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (West) Sanjeev M Patil mentioned head constable Hanumantha and constable Anand who manned the automobile checkpoint close to Doddapat Circle stopped a Honda Activa at 11.15 pm. The automobile had registration quantity KA-50-Q-7833.
The policemen discovered a big amount of gold and the duo on the bike couldn’t produce correct paperwork for the property they had been carrying. Police seized about six kilograms of gold jewelry together with the scooter and arrested the duo.
IT officers alerted
DCP Patil mentioned the police would notify the Earnings Tax and different division officers involved for additional motion.
An investigating officer mentioned the duo tried to bribe the policemen. However they refused to simply accept the bribe and alerted the upper officers. Jewellers made it a apply to move unaccounted gold within the night time and would supply bribes as much as Rs 1 lakh if caught. However their luck ran out this time, the officer mentioned.
The seized jewelry contains 65 neckless, seven units of bangles and earrings of about 150 grams every.
Singh and Vikas procured the ornaments from Mumbai and elsewhere through courier, confirmed samples to large jewelry shops within the metropolis and bought them with out paperwork. This fashion, they sidestepped paying 30 to 48% tax.
Throughout interrogation, Singh and Vikas confessed that they’ve been doing this for almost a yr. “We’re interrogating additional to search out extra particulars,” the officer mentioned. Senior officers applauded the alertness of Hanumantha and Anand who unearthed the unlawful enterprise.