KMC octroi staff seizes 28 lakh gold ornaments

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Kolhapur, Mar 23 (UNI) The special squad of the Kolhapur Municipal Corporation (KMC) octroi department today seized gold ornaments worth about Rs 28 lakh from a person, who was trying to bring the ornaments into the city by evading the duty.

KMC sources said that Daulat Phadtare, who was travelling by a private luxury bus disembarked before an octroi check post and took an autorickshaw for Ujalaiwadi, from where he wanted to take a State Transport bus to enter into the city.

The squad closely monitored his movements and pursued him, and intercepted the bus. In a search operation, they found different types of gold ornaments worth about Rs 28 lakh, the sources added.

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