Lalru, April 02, 2019: In a major seizure, SAS Nagar Police today recovered 26 kg gold worth Rs. 7.80 crore from an SUV during a Nakabandi.
In a press conference, SP (Investigation) Varun Sharma and DSP Derabassi Simranjit Singh Lang said that special nakabandi is laying laid in entire district in view of Lok Sabha Election under the guidance of SSP S.A.S. NAGAR H.S. Bhullar. SP further stated that during a special Nakabandi a team under SHO Lalru Gurcharan Singh and ASI Jaswinder Singh checked a suspicious car bearing no KA-01-MJ-2551 Mahindra XUV 500 on a Naka erected in Lalru. He said that 26 kg Gold was recovered during a search of this suspicious vehicle. Price of the gold in the international market is around 7 Crore 80 lac.
Divulging more, Sharma said that initial investigation revealed that the accused Rakesh Kumar R/o Vill. Kardi, PS Nadon, Distt. Hamirpur (HP), Balbir Chand R/o Vill. Dobad Kallan, PS Nadon, Distt. Hamirpur (HP), Sanjay Kumar R/o Vill. Baliana, PS Jolamukhi, Distt. Kangra (HP), Jaswant Singh R/o Vill. Gowda, PS Kosia, Distt. Jodhpur (Rajasthan) brought that this gold was imported from South Africa but they failed to produce any documentary evidence in this regard. He said that the case has been registered at Police Station Lalru and further investigation is on. Information has been provided to the Income Tax and GST Department for further necessary action.