34 gold bar seized, one held
Police arrested a man and seized 34 gold bars from his possession in Khetlal upazila of Joypurhat district on Friday afternoon. The arrestee is Ehsanul Haque Hero, 28, son of late Nurul Haque of Atapara area under Bogra Sadar upazila. Mollah Nazrul Islam, superintendent of police (SP) of Joypurhat, said a team of Joypurhat Detective Branch (DB), acting on a tip-off, stopped a microbus on the Joypurhat-Bogra highway at Nischintapur village in Khetlal upazila. They searched the vehicle and found the gold bars worth around Tk 1.62 crore under the driver's seat. Hero was driving the vehicle and there was no one else with him. The SP said the gold was being taking to Hili border under Hakimpur upazila of Dinajpur district to be sent to India. A case was filed in this connection, he added.