BENGALURU: A 34-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday for siphoning off gold from a jewellery unit in Whitefield, where he was employed, for over two years.
Subeer Mondal, a native of West Bengal, managed to circumvent a three-layer security system by collecting the leftover gold powder and dust and melting them into thin sticks to conceal it in his pant hook.
Mondal, a resident of Devasandra in K R Puram, was caught when he approached a few gold shops in Nagarathpet to sell a bracelet. A shopkeeper tipped off the police after marking Mondal’s movements as suspicious.
When police took him into custody and quizzed him, they found he had been making away with gold on a regular basis, evading all the security checks, including door frame metal detectors.
The Halasuru Gate police registered a case and raided Mondal’s house where they recovered 480 gm gold, including a 70-gm bracelet, two mobile phones worth Rs 90,000 and a car. Police are now investigating where he got the money to buy a i20 Hundai car, purchased recently.
Police Recover Red Sanders Logs
The Fraud and Misappropriation of Central Crime Branch (CCB) police has recovered 1,010 kg of red sandalwood, which was supposed to be illegally exported to China.
Police have seized 72 logs of red sandalwood from a farm behind Chistiya International School. During investigation, they came to know that Nasir (50), a resident of Kattigenahalli village in Hoskote taluk, with the help of a few associates, had cut the trees from near Varthur and Gunujur. Acting on a tip-off that a few people were trying to smuggle red sandalwood, police conducted the raid.
The accused Nasir is absconding and police have registered a case.