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Press Release

6 Antique Idols Worth Rs 8 Crore Seized By SSB

New Delhi-(5th August, 2017) - Based on a specific input, provided by 63rd Bn SSB, in a joint operation with  local police troopers  of 63rd Bn SSB seized 6 Antique idols and fake documents pertaining to  different international organisations, and apprehended three  smugglers namely  Radha Mohan  Bharti ,age-35yrs, s/o-Bal Kishan Bharti ,  Mirajul Haque, age 48 yrs, s/o- Akramul Haque, Najeer Hussain,age- 33yrs, s/o-Majed Mondal.

On a tip off a trap was laid at National Highway (NH-34) Amadanga Barasat (W.B) approx 1 km away from 63rd Bn SSB camp. At around 1500 hrs one Mahindra TUV300 vehicle bearing no. (WB-26-AT1233) was intercepted. During the search of the vehicle the following items were recovered from the possession of the smugglers.


1.      Antique Idol-    6Nos.

2.      Documents issued by DRDO

3.      Certificate issued by NOVELTY INTERNATIONAL

4.      Authorisation certificate issued by NASA

5.      Certificate issued by Licence department  LONDON CITY office UK

6.      Certificate issued by INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

7.      Certificate issued by British Transport Police.


All the smugglers are Indian nationals and they were apprehended while they were trying to smuggle these idols from Bangur (KOLKATA) to Dak Bangla (BARASAT) .All the documents and certificate provided by them seems to be forged by them to smuggle these idols easily. The estimated value of these idols is approx 8 crore rupees. The seized items along with the apprehended smugglers were handed over to Police Station Amadanga, distt.-24 Parganas(North) West Bengal for further investigations. The main accused is at large and police is searching his probable hideouts to nab him.

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