Election authorities seized gold worth over Rs 30 lakh in Meghalaya

SHILLONG, JAN 22: Five gold biscuits worth over Rs 30 lakh was seized in Ri Bhoi district.

During a baka checking at Umsning junction as part of enforcing the model code of conduct (MCC), one silver grey Alto 800 vxi (AS 01DT 6749) was checked and 5 nos of suspected gold biscuits were recovered from the possession of one person namely sahidul Islam, CEO FR Kharkongor said.

The seized items were weighed by Binsing Kharphuli of B Kharphuli jewelers, in the presence of the magistrate (Assitant Returning Officer- Elections) and independent witnesses. The total weight of the seized gold is 570gms worth 30 Lakhs .

On completion of weight and measurement, the seized items were packed and sealed in the presence of the ARO, videographed and Addnl SP, Ri bhoi and witnesses and kept in PS Malkhana for safe custody for further necessary action by the Office of DEO Ri Bhoi District, he said.

Last night, vice raids were conducted by Ribhoi District Police at Nongpoh, Wahlakhar, Rajabagan, Mawhati, Byrnihat, Kyrdeng, Umiam Pilangkata, Patharkhmah and Baridua areas and seized IMFL 9.915 ltrs and country made illicit liquor of 81.5 ltrs.

South West Khasi Hills District police also seized 105 Lts of illicit liquor today at Gomaghat.

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