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Smuggling gang busted in West Bengal, 2.5 kg gold seized

Last Updated: Friday, October 25, 2013 - 23:57

Siliguri: An inter-state gold smuggling gang was busted and 2.5 kg of gold, worth Rs 80 lakh, seized in a joint raid led by the Seema Suraksha Bal (SSB) troopers at West Bengal`s Kishanganj railway station on Friday.

SSB Assistant Secretary (Siliguri Frontier) Sudipto Sen told reporters here that three kingpins of the gang - Sonu Kumar Deshmukh, Rohit Deshmukh and Dilip Shinde - were arrested during the raid in which excise department, railway police, and Railway Protection Force personnel also took part.

The raid was conducted after the SSB received a tip off, Sen said.

Besides gold, five mobile phone sets and Rs 29,460 in cash were seized during the raid.

While Shinde hails from Maharashtra, the other two arrested are from Bihar.

First Published: Friday, October 25, 2013 - 23:57
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