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Jamshedpur: In a major breakthrough, sleuths of central excise and custom department along with Railway Protection Force (RPF) seized gold biscuits worth about Rs 5 crore from Mumbai-bound Howrah-Mumbai Jnaneswari Express between Rourkela-Jharsuguda section under Chakradharpur division of SE Railway on Thursday. The custom department team also took two middle-aged men into custody.
The two who were later arrested have been identified as Dinesh Yadav (35) and Rahul Aryan (34), both residents of Mumbai. The customs department sleuth seized in all 110 gold biscuits weighing 12.93 kg worth Rs 4.99 crores.
Revealing about the breakthrough, RPF inspector, Jharsuguda, Ranvijay Singh said the custom department team was led by director of revenue intelligence (DRI), Bhubaneswar, Subhokant Pradhan.
Singh said the two who were nabbed with the smuggled gold biscuits were on seat No 42 and 43 of B-3 coach of the superfast train and had boarded from Howrah.
“Acting on a tip off we carried the operation to nab them. After they were arrested, the DRI, Pradhan brought the duo to Jharsugora for interrogation. In the initial interrogation the two who were nabbed were just carriers and there is some third man acting on which direction they were carrying the consignment of gold in the Jnaneswari Express,” said the RPF inspector.
The RPF inspector informed the DRI, Pradhan took the two arrested person to Bhubaneswar this morning for further interrogation. He said that they are expected to bust a nexus between traders and smugglers.