Gold Case: After Rs. 8 lakh from GRP SI, Assam Police recovers Rs. 4 lakh from his Nagaon residence


Guwahati:  Assam Police on Tuesday seized a good amount of unaccounted gold and cash in Guwahati. The Bharalu Police seized gold worth Rs 50 lakh from two persons and Rs 8 lakh cash from one Government Railway Police (GRP) sub-inspector. The two accused have been identified as Manoj Shah and Aman Ali.  The duo was transporting the gold from Nagaon to Guwahati when a police team caught them.

Acting on the information received from the two, the Guwahati West Police detained GRP Sub-Inspector Badri Prasad Bharti who is stationed at Kamakhya Railway Station in connection with the gold recovery case.

Speaking to News Live, Guwahati Commissioner of Police Munna Prasad Gupta said, “Acting on a tip we arrested two persons, Manoj Shah and Aman Ali and recovered gold worth Rs. 50 lakh from them. On interrogating them the two revealed that they bought the gold from one GRP Officer Badri Prasad Bharti. Soon after that, we detained Badri Prasad and also recovered Rs. 8 lakh cash from his vehicle”.

“Next, a team of Guwahati police raided the official residence of GRP Sub-Inspector Badri Prasad Bharti and questioned his wife Bornali Bora who is also a GRP Sub-Inspector stationed at Haibargaon, Nagaon. On searching the premises the police team recovered around Rs. 4 lakh cash on Tuesday night,” said MP Gupta.

Barnali, on the other hand, claimed to the media present during the raid that some of the cash recovered from the residence was her personal cash and a little bit of it was a gift from her father who was a government servant.

The police have also raided a business establishment  Bikaner Gems & Jewelry Nagaon, in connection with the case and have arrested the owner as Manoj Shah and Aman Ali work in this jewelry shop.