Cops seize 8 kg gold, Rs 1.57 cr cash without valid papers

The Nippani police in the district on Friday arrested six people, including four from Mumbai, and seized gold ornaments worth Rs 2.54 crore and Rs 1.57 crore cash.

The police arrested the six near Mangur Cross on Pune-Bengaluru national highway in Chikkodi taluk while they were carrying the gold ornaments and cash from Mumbai to Belagavi without proper documents. The police said that they laid a trap following a tip off that huge quantity of gold ornaments and cash were being brought to Belagavi from Mumbai without proper documents. The police intercepted the car in which the six persons were travelling and seized the gold ornaments and cash.

The police identified the arrested as Sripal Champalal Chavan, a resident of Balanwadi in Mumbai; Ranjitsingh Khemsinghji and Kantilal Sunilal Kumawath, both from Pali in Rajasthan and residents of Mumbai; Darsheeth Lalit Parmar of Lower Parel, Mumbai; Harsh Sripal Porwal of Sheri Galli in Belagavi and Praveen Bansilal Porwal of Maruti Galli in Belagavi.  They were carrying gold ornaments weighing 8.77 kg worth Rs 2,54,59,100, cash of Rs 1,57,48,000, cell phones worth Rs 69,000, the police said. The police also seized the car in which they were travelling.

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