7.72 kg gold seized near Dharwad

7.72 kg gold seized near Dharwad

Poll officials deployed at Kadabagatti checkpost at Alnavar under the Kalghatgi Assembly constituency in the district seized 7.72 kg of gold ornaments, said to be worth Rs 2.55 crore, on Monday. Officials said the ornaments were being transported without any valid documents and hence, a case of illegal transportation of gold ornaments case had been registered.

The gold was being transported from Goa towards Hubballi, when the officials intercepted the car and confiscated the gold at around 12.30 pm.

Deputy Commissioner S B Bommanahlli, also the chief election officer of the district, said the seizure was done suspecting the gold was being transported illegally for distribution among voters.

Prateek Narvekar of Goa and Vikramsingh Devisingh Rathod of Rajasthan, who were transporting the gold, have been taken into custody. A case has been registered at the Alnavar police station.

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