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Gujarat man smuggled gold worth Rs 50 lakh from Dubai, only to have it stolen

Sheikh allegedly flew into Ahmedabad airport in the early hours of October 28 with two gold capsules hidden in his rectum.

Two individuals acting as Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) agents allegedly kidnapped and robbed a man of two gold capsules worth Rs 50 lakh that he had smuggled into the country from Dubai, police revealed on Saturday.

According to an official, the complainant, Danish Sheikh, told police that he came to Dubai on October 9 at the request of a friend in Vadodara who arranged for his tickets and hotel and paid him 20,000 to smuggle gold.

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Sheikh allegedly flew into Ahmedabad airport in the early hours of October 28 with two capsules hidden in his rectum.

After completing immigration requirements, the complainant walked to the airport’s parking area to meet a van brought by a friend to transport him to Vadodara, according to an official.

According to the first information report (FIR), two guys approached the van, claiming to be ATS officials, as he was ready to enter the vehicle, which was driven by a friend of his.

According to the report, the duo threatened the complainant, saying they knew everything about the illegal gold and requested him to accompany them to the ATS office.

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The accused drove the victim and the other two occupants in the van to an isolated location, where they asked him to get into a car and leave the others behind.

The car was then driven to a high-rise building, where Sheikh was taken to a room on the 10th floor and thrashed and made to pull out the gold pills hidden in his rectum, according to the FIR.

The duo seized gold pills weighing 850 gm and valued at 50 lakh from the complainant and drove him to a bus terminal in an autorickshaw before dropping him off.

According to him, a FIR has been filed against unnamed individuals under provisions of the Indian Penal Code pertaining to voluntarily causing harm during robbery, abduction, criminal intimidation, and impersonating a public servant. The report was delayed because the complainant was afraid to approach the police, and investigations were underway, according to police sub-inspector R H Pandav.

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Dr. Shubhangi Jha

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