3 Arrested In Padatik Express With Gold Worth Rs 1.2 Crore


Siliguri: Three people have been arrested on Saturday from New Jalpaiguri Railway station at Padatik express near Siliguri in West-Bengal with gold worth Rs 1.2 crore.

Acting on a tip off the Director of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) Siliguri unit, seized Switzerland Gold bars and biscuits last night. The bars and biscuits weighted 3.618kg.

The gold is believed to be of foreign origin and estimated to be valued around 1.2 crore in the market. The gold was seized from Padatik Express which was coming from Coochbehar.

According to Ratan Banik, lawyer for the DRI, the three arrested persons, Nitish Debnath, Rupam Sen and Pradip Debnath are residents of Coochbehar. The three accused were produced in a court in Siliguri by the DRI officers today.