Pramesh S Jain
The West Division Police of city market police stations alert beat constables have detained two businessmen and seized unaccounted gold worth Rs.3 crore near Doddapette circle in Bengaluru.
The accused has been identified as,Dalpath Singh,34 from Mumbai and his associate,Vikas, 35 from Rajasthan.
According to the police,Night round vehicle check point staff attached to city market police station seized gold ornaments without documents.
Alert beat police busted a possible gold smuggling racket and caught two persons carrying 6.55 kgs of gold jewels in the bootspace of a scooter on Friday night.
A senior police officer added that the suspicion grew when both of the accused started giving incoherent statements.
One said they were carrying 1 kg gold plated ornaments,the other said it was 2 kg.They were carrying the orgnaments to a local jewellery shop situated in Nagarathpet,the officer added.
On weighing the ornaments, the police found that the gold weighed more than six kg.The duo claimed to brought the jewellery from Mumbai but failed to produce the papers.
If these people have brought such a huge quantity of jewellery without any documents, then their motive appears to be fraudulent though it is still not very clear if this was stolen property or not.
The City Market police have booked a case against the duo besides summoning the jewellery shop owner in Bengaluru for further clarifications he added.
DCP West,Dr.Sanjeev M Patil,told media persons,that as on Friday night two alert police constables,Hanumantha and Ananda of city market police station were deployed at Doddapette circle vehicle check point.
constables as Hanumatha and Anand were checking the vehicles randomly as part of their duty at Doddapete circle.When they stopped a scooter riders carrying two bags.
The police grew suspicious about the baggage they were carrying and checked it,found Gold Ornaments in KA-50-Q-7833, Activa Honda without any documents.
The constables immediately passed the information to their superior as soon as the information was passed Smt.Savitha Babaleshwar,PSI,was the first officer to reach the spot said DCP Sanjeev M Patil.
The duo even tried to hoodwink the police that it was artificial gold jewels.
The PSI and other senior officers who rushed to the spot and bundles the duo to the station for further inquiry.
On checking the bag the police found the two bags filled with gold jewels comprising of 65 Necklace,7 pairs of gold bangles and 150 small ear rings .
Later on inquiry it was found that it belongs to one SS Jewellers of Nagarthpete.
The police team caught Dalpath Singh, 34 from Mumbai and his associate Vikas, 35 from Rajasthan.
During interrogation the accused told the police that they are taking the gold valuables to SS jewelers,but they have no documents.The total value of the seized jewels estimated to be around three crore.
Preliminary probe revealed that the accused had received the consignment from mumbai.The police have identified the jeweler from Nagartpete in whose name the consignment was supposed to reach,for questioning.
We have taken the accused into custody and alerted IT department for further investigation.
A case has been registered in City Market Police station under Crime No.176/2020 u/s 41 Cl(d) r/w 102 Crpc & 379 IPC.And the property was seized under Section 102 of CrPC and investigation is on.
Finally Bengaluru police Commissioner,Kamal Pant,has appreciated, Additional CP West, Soumendhu Mukherjee, DCP West,Dr Sanjeev M Patil,ACP,P.Ravi,PI,BG Kumara Swamy,PSI,Smt.Savitha Babaleshwar,and constables as,Hanumantha and Ananda for the brave and tremendous work done by them and a suitable reward will be given to them he added.