Gold worth Rs 4.32 lakh seized from Thar Express in Barmer

  • HT Correspondent, None, BARMER
  • Updated: Nov 17, 2014 16:00 IST

The customs official on Saturday seized 198 gm undeclared gold worth Rs 4.32 lakh from a passenger of Thar Express here.

According to the norms, goods worth Rs 6,000 can be carried in the train that runs between Munabao and Khokhrapar in Pakistan.

BK Gadhwal, customs commissioner, Barmer, said that in a recent trip of Thar Express Ramesh Soni, a passenger, and resident of Chohtan in Barmer, was coming to India from Pakistan. During the security check at Munabao platform, the customs official recovered 198 gm undeclared gold from him, which he was hiding in a bag, said Gadhwal, adding that the gold was seized.

4 Thar passengers detained

Four Thar Express passengers including two women were stopped at Munabao platform after their passports were found tampered.

According to Gajesingh Rajpurohit, in charge, GRP Munabao post, they were planning to travel to Pakistan. During the security check, their passports were found to be tampered, after which they were detained.

The passengers were identified as Ganibai, wife of Nathubhai, a resident of Gandhi Dham (Gujarat), Abdul Gani, son of Abdul Majeed, a resident of Godhara (Gujarat), Shaheeda and her husband Munna Aansari, resident of Itawa (UP). They were brought back to Jodhpur for further questioning, said Singh.

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