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Two employees of jeweller held with 6.74 kg gold

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Two employees of jeweller held with 6.74 kg gold, Police on Saturday arrested two employees of a Mumbai-based jeweller from a lodge here and seized 6.74 kg of unaccounted gold ornaments from them.

Hyderabad: Police on Saturday arrested two employees of a Mumbai-based jeweller from a lodge here and seized 6.74 kg of unaccounted gold ornaments from them.

"Sleuths of Commissioner's Task Force (West Zone) team apprehended Arif Patan and Hiralal, during checking of lodges, and seized gold ornaments worth about Rs 1.75 crore that were without any tax receipts," Task Force Additional DCP N Koti Reddy said.

The duo were handed over gold ornaments weighing over 9 kg by the jeweller, based in Zaveri Bazaar of Mumbai, to sell the same in jewellery shops in Hyderabad, the police officer said. Patan and Hiralal sold over 3 kg gold to two jewellery showrooms here and kept the remaining gold ornaments with them and went to the lodge. "However, police conducted lodge checking and nabbed them along with gold ornaments and they were handed over to IT department for further action," Reddy said.

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