22 kg gold case: Police claim gold as gold-like metal


22.5 kg gold recovered from an apartment in Birgunj on Saturday.

KATHMANDU: Police have claimed that 22.567 kilograms of gold that seized this afternoon were a gold-like metal.

Issuing a press statement, District Police Office, Parsa has corrected the earlier statement that Police recovered 22.5 kilograms of gold from Birgunj in Parsa district on Saturday afternoon.

Police raided Ganesh Apartment located at Resham Kothi in Birgunj Metropolitan City-6 and recovered the gold in a huge quantity.

A team led by SP Ganga Pant of District Police Office, Parsa recovered 22.567 kilograms of gold that was concealed in a blue plastic bag.

DIG Dhiraj Pratap Singh, Police Chief of Province 2, said that the law enforcement agency raided the apartment on the basis of a tip-off. Ashok Sinha, an Indian national, had been living in the rented apartment.

Police said that no arrest has been so far made, adding that a further investigation was underway.

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