Tirthankar Mukharjee, Kolkata : On 03 August, 2021, Border Security Force under South Bengal Frontier apprehended 01 Indian national alongwith 11 Gold pieces (1753.57 grams) from the area of Border Out Post Ghojadanga, 153 Battalion, North 24 Parganas who was trying to come to India. The price of the seized Gold biscuit in the Indian market is Rs 86,61,647.
On 03 August, 2021 at around 0710 hrs, the Company Commander of Border Out Post Ghojadanga, 153 Battalion, Sector Kolkata received the input of the arrival of a man with gold. At the same time, the Company Commander alerted the party on duty and the Action Team. Simultaneously, the Company Commander made a plan after apprising the Commanding officer of the 153 Battalion, in which a party dressed in civil dress was stationed on Uttarpara Road.
When the suspect was coming towards the International Boundary with the intention of smuggling, he could not identify the BSF troops. Consequently, the Border Security Force apprehended him. After apprehension of suspected person, he was searched and 11 Gold Biscuits (about 1753.57 Grams) were recovered. The apprehended person has been identified as Gopal Sarkar (age 46 years), S/o- Atul Sarkar, Village- Sarkar Pada, Post Office- Panitar, PS- Basirhat, District North 24 Parganas.
During preliminary interrogation, the apprehended person revealed that he is a citizen of India. He revealed that these gold biscuits were taken from Firoz Ghazi, S/o-Isab Ghazi, Village-Bhomra, Post + Thana-Bhomra, District-Satkhira, Bangladesh during the night time on the border.
He further revealed that these Gold Biscuits were to be given further to Indian smuggler Vishwanath Das, S/o– Badan Das, village – Panipat, Post – Panitar, Thana – Basirhat, District – North 24 Parganas, West Bengal. The apprehended man revealed that the route being adopted by the smugglers to smuggle gold nowadays goes from village Uttarpara to Chowringhee to Itinda and further to Kolkata.
The apprehended person with Gold Biscuits has been handed over to Ghojadanga custom office for further legal action. Shri Jawahar Singh Negi, Commanding Officer, 153 Battalion has expressed his happiness over the achievements of the troops as a result of which 01 Indian smuggler has been apprehended with 1753.57 Grams of Gold. He stated that this has been possible only because of the alertness displayed by his troops on duty. He clearly stated that he will not allow any kind of smuggling from his area.