Udupi: Rs 40 lac worth gold ornaments stolen from railway passenger


Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (MS)

Udupi, Dec 7: Gold ornaments worth Rs 40 lac were stolen from the bag of a woman who was travelling from Mumbai to Udupi.

Deepa Rai (44), a resident of Vishali city of Mulund in Maharashtra was travelling on Matsyagandha Express on December 5, along with her sister, brother in law and parents in order to attend marriage function at her native place Katapady. She boarded the train from Panvel. She had kept the gold ornaments in between sarees in three bags.


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On December 6, around 5 am, as the train reached Kundapur station, Deepa brought her bags near the door of the compartment and got ready to get down at Udupi which was the next stop. The train reached Udupi at 5.40 am. After alighting from the train, she went to her house at Katapadi and shocked to see that the gold ornaments in the bag were stolen. The total weight of the stolen ornaments is said to be 850 grams and the worth is around Rs 40 lac.

It is suspected that four men gang in the age group of 40 to 50 years must have stolen the ornaments. A case in this regard if filed at Manipal police station.

 

 

 

  

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  • Jossey saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Wed, Dec 07 2022

    We also lost Rs. 15 Lacks ...

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Wed, Dec 07 2022

    Myself WARNING GULLIBLE PEOPLE NOT TO CARRY ANY VALUABLES OR CASH WHILE TRAVELING IN KNOKAN RAILWAY AS "WELL ORGANISED GANGS" ARE OPERATING WITH THE COLUSION OF THE AUTHORITIES!!

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  • Pavan, Mlr

    Wed, Dec 07 2022

    Welcome to UP of south india

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  • Santan Mascarenhas, Kinnigoli/Bangalore

    Wed, Dec 07 2022

    Cynthia, I have travelled many times in local and international flights. If a person stayed one year outside India, he can officially bring one kg gold in biscuits or ornaments, paying custom duty. As per the Income tax act, in India, a married woman can have ornaments up to 500 gm, An unmarried woman can have ornaments up to 250 gm and a man can have 100 gm. Those who have this much ornaments on them or in purse or bag, no person in India has the right to ask them where and how they got it, except there is a complaint of theft on them. Even at airport security, they screen and tell you to show the ornaments and if they are within limits, no question is asked. I have travelled with my wife on flights in India and nobody asked for documents in the airport. However, if it is more than the allowed ornaments of 500 gm, 250 gm and 100 gm respectively, they may ask for documents. If Gold in biscuit form, they will ask, and if one has custom paid receipt or SBI gold purchase receipt, there is no fear.

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Wed, Dec 07 2022

    Ok got clarified. Thsnks sir. But, sir tell me why they catch gold at bajpe international airport ? 500 gms if a married women brings, it should be supported by the bill right? Without bill, custom officials set them free ??

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  • Santan Mascarenhas, Kinnigoli/Bangalore

    Wed, Dec 07 2022

    If a married woman comes wearing ornaments of 500 gm or in their baggage, they will allow without questioning. That is the way most of the women in gulf and other countries come. However, if they carry in a suspected manner, customs have reason to believe that they are smuggling. My wife had come from Canada wearing gold within the limit and no one questioned. If one has more ornaments, they should declare while going outside, in which case, custom allows one to bring that ornaments seeing the declaration. For normal people, with allowed qty of gold, there is nothing to fear. However, if one has gold biscuits, one has to declare and pay custom duty. Smugglers do not want to pay duty and if duty is paid, there is no profit bringing gold. Hence, they resort to different form of concealing.

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Wed, Dec 07 2022

    Ok sir, thank you so much.... god bless

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Wed, Dec 07 2022

    40 lacs worth jewelry can be taken through flight ? Bags have to pass through scanning and metal detectors i heard. How the gold is getting caught at bajpe airport ? Like wise passengers should provide proper documentation to the officials when they carry valuables of this much worth. Who keeps the bill if they purchased long back ? I feel flight also not safe if they cannot produce the proofs....I dont know...please correct me if i am not wrong. I never traveled by flight.

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Wed, Dec 07 2022

    Welcome back. Absent for some time? Did you go for Bharat Jodo China Todo yatra? Any amount of gold can be carried in flight but if asked ,you must be able to account for it (to the income tax dept.) In this particular case it looks like an insider job at Mulund or in the train , because a thief would carry away the whole bag not the ornaments alone.

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Wed, Dec 07 2022

    I agree....In the article its written she kept gold in 3 bags and there were many of them. All were fast asleep in the train ? Long absentee....attendance shortage....kaise bhi comment likh ke poora karna he

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Wed, Dec 07 2022

    Why not wear imitation jewellery, it looks better and can be changed from time to time for a new look. Keep original in bank locker.

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  • Joseph, Udupi

    Wed, Dec 07 2022

    With Rs. 40 lakh anyone will travel by train or what? She should have travelled by flight. Overnight journey in train with valuables is always risky. It is foolish to travel by train especially when you have valuables like this. To save a few pennies, we become penniwise, pound foolish.

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  • nitin, bangalore

    Wed, Dec 07 2022

    here mangalorians are looted every day by the thieves at hejmady toll gate by collecting suratkal and hemjmady tol together nobody bothered.

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Wed, Dec 07 2022

    I am surprised, how the robbers come to know about the gold where its hidden and in which bag ? It must be some insiders job. Why to carry so much gold ? Cant wear artificial jewelry? Nirabharan sundaris bano yaar tum log.....Kyo kimthi cheeze choro ko de rahe ho fukat kaali pili ? She says that gang of 3/4 people must have done. If you noticed then why didn't she keep eyes on her bags ?

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  • mohan prabhu, mangalore/canada

    Wed, Dec 07 2022

    Could be an inside job, as she was not travelling alone. She was travelling with her sister, brother-in-law and parents according to the statement. How did outsiders get in andknow precisely in which bag the gold ornaments kept??? Police should use their head as well before jumping to conclusion.

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  • Kedhar, Mangaluru

    Wed, Dec 07 2022

    Even after reading so many stories of theft, misplacement, forgetfulness, enticement etc etc regarding cash, gold in trains, you carry them in hoards, then you yourselves are to blame!!40 lakhs🤔🤔You should have brought duplicate ornaments that too travelling in Matsyagandhaa... For it is always Ghandaa and known for Gandhaa deeds! Now there are many loose ends to the story ! Bag kept between sarees lifted?? Bag in tact?? Was it not locked then?? Rai's and other girls from DK are most beautiful... but brainwise... are found a little wanting !! Think stay in Mumbai for long periods does strange things to many.

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