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Ahead of elections, BSF has seized gold one after another from near Bangladesh border.

Kolkata: It's election season on the planet's largest democracy and it's raining gold from throughout the border. Over the previous three days, the Border Safety Force (BSF) South Bengal Frontier has seized gold biscuits value greater than Rs 66 lakh, which have been smuggled into India from Bangladesh by crossing the border at Petrapole in West's North 24-Parganas district. Had been going. Bengal.

The most recent seizure happened round 11 am on Monday when troopers of 145 battalion obtained intelligence a few suspected try to smuggle gold in an empty Indian truck that was getting back from Bangladesh. The automobile was stopped at Built-in Examine Publish (ICP) Petrapole and two gold biscuits have been recovered from the driving force's cabin. The driving force has been recognized as Rajuddin Mandal of Bhashanpota village in West Bengal, India.

Mandal stated he had gone to Bangladesh on April 6 with an export consignment from India. Whereas leaving with an empty truck, he was given two gold biscuits by a person named Ronnie Mondal in Benapole, Bangladesh. The driving force was to obtain Rs 2,000 for handing over the gold to an individual at a parking zone in Indian territory. BSF has handed it over to the Customs Division together with the gold.

“On Saturday, BSF seized four gold biscuits from another smuggler at ICP Petrapole. The price of gold weighing 466.63 grams was Rs 32,96,741. The smuggler was identified as Hridayoy of Munshiganj, Bangladesh. He had allegedly bought the gold in Bangladesh for 40 lakh Bangladeshi taka (about Rs 30.41 lakh in Indian currency) and was to hand it over to someone at a hotel near Suder Street in Kolkata,” stated AK Arya, DIG and spokesperson, BSF. . South Bengal Frontier).

“This was almost repeated on Sunday when two gold biscuits were seized from a Bangladeshi national named Mohammad Russel Miah. The smuggler claimed that he was to receive Rs 4,000 after handing over the gold to someone in Kolkata's New Market (about 80 km from Petrapole). I appreciate the efforts of our troops in thwarting such crimes. I also urge people to come forward against such crimes where poor villagers fall into the trap of real kingpins who live in the shadows.”

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