A Mumbai-based businessman carrying about 3 kg gold jewellery, reportedly for a Cuttack-based jewellery shop, was arrested at Bhubaneswar airport on Tuesday and handed over to income tax officials following a countrywide alert.
Bhimraj Dewasij, who was under the scanner of income tax officials, was apprehended by CISF officials after gold chains were found in his baggage. Dewasij told the tax sleuths that he was carrying them for Epari Sadashiv jewellery shop in Cuttack.
Meanwhile, police in Sambalpur district handed over the case of Rs 1.43 crore cash seizure to the Enforcement Directorate. The cash allegedly belonged to liquor trader Ziyarat Ali. State Bank of India PRO Rashmiranjan Rout, who allegedly helped Ali launder his unaccounted money, was also arrested.