Pune, October 29, 2020: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) conducted searches at four locations in Guwahati (Assam) and Sangli (Maharashtra) in connection with the Delhi Gold Smuggling Case. These locations are premises related to accused persons and their handlers from where they used to give effect to the commission of crime.
“During the searches, incriminating documents and electronic devices containing details of suspicious transactions as well as of the persons involved in the instant crime, who are also having linkages abroad including Myanmar and Nepal, were seized”, NIA stated in a press release.
Background of the matter is that NIA registered the instant case (No. RC-32/2020/ NIA/DLI) on 16th Sept 2020, which relates to seizure of 83.621 Kgs of smuggled gold bars having market value of Rs 42.89 crore at New Delhi Railway Station on 28.08.2020 from the possession eight accused persons.
“Interrogation of these accused has so far revealed that they had collected the said consignment from Guwahati for its further delivery at New Delhi on the directions of their handlers who are suspected to have sourced the smuggled material from Myanmar, Nepal and Bhutan. Further investigation is continuing”, NIA said.