Birgunj jeweller arrested on gold smuggling charge

Birgunj, July 15

The Central Regional Office of Revenue Investigation Department has arrested a jeweller from Birgunj of Parsa district for allegedly masterminding the smuggling of one kilogram gold and mobilising mules for the crime.

Earlier on June 29, police in the district had arrested Santosh Kumar Kalwar from Haripur-9 of Sarlahi district in possession of the precious yellow metal.

After an investigation, the revenue officials arrested Ram Babu Singh, the owner of Deepak Jewellers’ at Link Road of Birgunj.

Chief Investigation Officer of the Central Regional Office of Revenue Investigation Department, Dibya Raj Pokharel, says Singh has been detained for interrogation as Kalwar said he was mobilised by the trader and he was just a mule.

Singh has been kept at the custody of Jitpur Police Post.

Further investigation is underway.

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