Mangaluru: Security and custom officials at the Mangaluru International Airport on Wedensday seized 233.18 grams of Gold from a passenger arriving from Dubai on an Air India flight. The gold was being illegally smuggled by the passenger.
The arrested person has been identified as Mohammed Mahir Patla (24), a resident of Patla in Kasargod. Mahir had reportedly concealed the gold in strips under a rechargeable torch and solar sensor.
Mahir was checked by the custom officials upon suspicion and the officials found 233.18 gram of illegal gold concealed in his luggage. The seized gold is estimated to be worth Rs. 9.39 lac.
A case has been registered and further investigations are underway.
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Bhubaneswar,: Congress activists in different parts of Odisha staged demonstrations on Friday against Union Home Minister Amit Shah, demanding his resignation in the wake of communal clashes in Delhi.
The Congress's state unit, which was opposing Shah's two-day visit to the state, organised demonstrations in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Bhadrak and Atahgarh, among other places.
"Shah is the home minister of the country, he should take moral responsibility for the communal clashes in the national capital and resign," said senior Congress leader Bhakta Charan Das.