Two people have been nabbed and booked for alleged hawala trade today in the early hours of 19th June near Asthal Mandir by a patrolling team from the Surajpol Police Station. Five boxes containing gold ornaments and cash worth more than Rs.35 lac have been seized in the crackdown.
According to the police, approximately One Kilogram, One Hundred and Seventy gram and Nine Hundred and thirty milligrams of gold ornaments with Rs. 644,500 cash were found in the possession of Dhanraj Joshi (28) and Indra Joshi (19), both residents of Moti Chohta. As disclosed in the initial interrogation that the consignment was coming from Bhilwara and to be delivered in Mumbai.
Indra Joshi reached Udaipur by bus from Bhilwara at 1:15AM with the packets and Dhanraj came to pick him up. While passing through Surajpol the already patrolling police team asked them to stop but both tried to flee away on their bike. Police Constable Samay Singh and Home Guard Salim Khan under the directions of ASI Fateh Singh caught the duo at Asthal Mandir.
“There was no satisfactory answer or any receipt for the gold and cash they were carrying, so we have seized all ornaments and cash under 102 IPC and arrested both under Section 109 IPC”, said ASI Fateh Singh.
The Police also informed that a few names were encrypted on the boxes; one of the boxes mentioned the name of Om Bhai, Swarn Siddhi Jewellers, Mumbai and on other box it was written Saurabh Gold, Abhinandan Market, Mumbai.
“We will ask for documents and if they (any person from the accused side) fail to present the documents then all the valuables will be auctioned by court’s order”, said a police official.
Report by Sohail Khan