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ByNE India Broadcast

Apr 23, 2024 #BSF

The vigilant jawans of Border Outpost Haldarpada of 32 Battalion, BSF deployed in the border area of the district Nadia(West Bengal) under South Bengal Frontier carried out a special operation based on specific information and arrested a woman with a huge quantity of gold studded jewellery and illegally kept Rs 289500/-. The smugglers were planning to illegally take the gold jewellery from India to Bangladesh. BSF has also seized three motorcycles used in the smuggling . The weight of the seized gem studded gold jewellery is 377.604 gram and the estimated market value is Rs. 32,44,331/-.


According to information received from the BSF spokesperson, the incident occurred on April 21, 2024. The jawans of border outpost Halderpara of 32 Battalion received the information of smuggling of gold jewellery into Bangladesh . After the information was received troops increased the vigil and a special search operation was carried out. During the operation three suspected motorcyclists were stopped for checking. Thee motorcyclist fled from the spot and entered Halderpada village. In the chase, smugglers gave the jewellery to a woman and ran away leaving the bike behind as a strategy. As soon as the woman started hiding the items alert jawans sensed her suspicious behaviour and caught her with the smuggled goods. On opening the packet seized on the spot gold jewellery studded with gems was found which included 11 necklaces, 15 pairs of earrings, and 53 rings. During the search of her house in the presence of local police and members of the village a total of Rs 289500 tied in five bundles, was confiscated when no satisfactory answer was received from the woman about the same.


During preliminary interrogation, the arrested woman identified herself as Munmun Mandal, W/O– Khokha Haldar. She further said that her husband came with his friends and gave her a packet and ran away. He tried to hide that packet but was caught by BSF.


The arrested woman along with the seized gold jewellery and cash was handed over to the Customs Department, Banpur.


A.K Arya, DIG, Public Relations Officer of BSF, South Bengal Frontier, expressed happiness over this achievement of the BSF. He further said that strict action would be taken against those involved in smuggling. He appealed to the people living on the border to contact BSF’s Seema Sathi helpline number if they get any information related to gold smuggling and can give information to BSF on number 14419. South Bengal Frontier has also issued another number 9903472227 on which WhatsApp messages or voice messages related to gold smuggling can also be sent. A suitable reward amount will be given to the person providing concrete information and his identity will be kept confidential.

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