Howrah: IB, Customs officers arrested for trying to loot smuggled gold

The accused IB officer and two retired Customs officers had got the information about a courier employee carrying gold and tried to rob him while he was getting off the train at the Howrah Station.

By: PTI | Kolkata | Updated: September 10, 2016 2:27 am

Seven persons, including a central Intelligence Bureau officer and two retired officers of the Customs, were on Friday arrested for trying to loot gold from a courier employee at Howrah station.

The accused IB officer and two retired Customs officers tried to loot around five kg gold from the employee while he was getting off the Kamrup Express at the Howrah Station Friday morning, a senior officer of Howrah Police Commissionerate said.

“The accused had somehow got the information that this person was carrying gold. They nabbed him saying that they were conducting a raid and will arrest him,” the officer said.

Acting on a tip-off, a team of police personnel from Howrah Police reached the spot at the same time when the IB officer and his associates told them that a “raid was on and they would take the person and the gold with them,” he said.

“On finding that the officers’ statements were discrepant our officers brought them here and on questioning they admitted their crime,” the officer said.