•      Fri Sep 29 2023

Gold smuggling case: CIB to submit report to attorney on Wednesday

Kathmandu, Sept 12 : Completing its investigation into the case of 61 kilograms of gold smuggled from Hong Kong to the country, the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of Nepal Police completed its investigation and is due to submit its report to the District Government Attorney Office along with its note.

Chief of CIB and Additional Inspector General of Police Kiran Bajracharya said that preparations are on to submit the report on Wednesday since the report writing job is now completed.

The CIB is preparing to give its recommendations to file charge sheet against the alleged on charges of organized crime, gold smuggling and others. The investigation period for the organized crime is 60 days.

The case should be taken to the court as the limitation of 60 days is getting over on September 16. The District Government Attorney Office will then get three days of time to review the report before going to the district court.

So far, 30 persons are in police custody while one is out of the police custody citing health issues. The arrestees in connection to the gold smuggling include customs officials, customs agents, gold traders and Indian and Chinese nationals.

The Revenue Investigation Department on July 19 had confiscated the smuggled gold weighing 60 kilos and 716 grams from the Sinamangal area in the Capital City. RSS