2 train passengers held with 4.5 kg gold

2 train passengers held with 4.5 kg gold

PTI |   Sep 09,2017 , 03:49 AM IST

Police displaying the gold, which was seized from the Rajdhani Express, at Secunderabad railway station on Friday
Police displaying the gold, which was seized from the Rajdhani Express, at Secunderabad railway station on Friday
Police displaying the gold, which was seized from the Rajdhani Express, at Secunderabad railway station on Friday

Hyderabad: The Railway Police on Friday arrested two persons and seized 4.5 kg gold ornaments worth around Rs 1.35 crore from them at Secunderabad Railway Station.

Though seizure was made on Thursday evening, the duo was placed under arrest on Friday. “While carrying out checking in the Bengaluru-bound Rajdhani Express at Secunderabad station, the police found three small boxes containing gold ornaments weighing 4,532 gm in the baggage of two passengers,” a senior GRP official said.

The gold ornaments were worth around Rs 1.35 crore, he said. During questioning, the two passengers identified themselves as Rajesh Khanna and Jagmohan Singh, both from Punjab, and said they were travelling from New Delhi to Bengaluru, the official said.

However, they did not have valid documents to support purchase of the gold ornaments and hence they were seized, the official said. “After questioning, the two persons were arrested. It seems they were transporting the gold ornaments to jewellery shops in Karnataka. Further investigations are on," he said

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