Kolkata: The BSF seized ninety six lakhs of gold biscuits while being smuggled into India from Bangladesh on Friday.
On this day BSF received an information regarding smuggling of gold biscuits in the border out post of Sosadanda and Panchpota. Accordingly, a special operation was planned by troops in the areas of Sosadanga and Panchpota. The BSF plugged all escape routes leading to Gobardanga keeping element of surprise in view. At about 10:15 am, they observed suspicious movement of a person heading towards Gobardanga on a motorcycle and he was intercepted and brought to Jhaudanga.
On thorough search of the person and the bike, from his possession the BSF recovered 26 gold biscuits that weighs approximately 3032.38 gms, whose estimated price is nearly one crore rupees.These materials were concealed inside the pocket of his trouser and some other things which were seized from the suspected person are – Bajaj motor cycle worth Rs.30,000, Indian currency and a mobile without SIM card.On preliminary questioning the suspected person revealed his identity as Pavitra Harder (32 yr) and he hails from Pipli village in Gaighata of North 24 paraganas.
The apprehended person and the seized items have been handed over to Petrapole Customs authority. BSF have been successful in foiling the attempts of Gold smuggling by maintaining extra vigil on border.