Indian national arrested on charge of Hundi business absconds from Gaur Customs Office

Published On: June 21, 2024 04:40 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

RAUTAHAT, June 21: An Indian national arrested in connection with a huge amount of cash with undisclosed sources has absconded from the Gaur Customs Office.

The incident unfolded when the Armed Police Force (APF) apprehended Gajendra Raya, 31, from Jamunia, Jharokhar-7 in East Champaran, Bihar, India, along with Rs 1.48 million found concealed under the seat of a motorcycle (Br 05 Bb 6212) during a search at the APF Base Camp Sarmujawa in Budhimai Municipality-7, Rautahat. Raya was taken into custody along with the money and motorcycle and subsequently handed over to the Customs Office.

On Thursday noon, while preparing documentation to submit Raya to the Gaur Customs Office, the APF encountered an unexpected turn of events. Raya managed to evade custody by scaling the office wall under the pretext of using the washroom.

Amrendra Singh, the Customs Office chief, was engaged in a virtual meeting with the Ministry of Finance when the APF team arrived to transfer Raya along with the seized cash and motorcycle. Singh stated, "During the virtual meeting, I was informed that the detained individual had fled."

In response, the APF clarified that they had indeed handed over Raya to the Customs Office. Battalion-11 of the APF issued a press statement affirming, "The case against Hundi trader Gajendra Raya, registered under number 771, along with the cash and motorcycle, has been handed over to the Customs Office."

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