Three arrested over illegal trade of Counterfeit Gold Biscuits in Budgam: Police

SRINAGAR (KIMS) — Jammu and Kashmir Police on Wednesday claimed to have foiled an illegal trade of Counterfeit Gold Biscuits by arresting three persons in Budgam district of Central Kashmir.

Jammu and Kashmir Police in Budgam in a statement said, “On 28th November, 2023, Police Station Khansahib received an information from reliable sources indicating therein involvement of a group of individuals in the illicit trade of Counterfeit Gold Biscuits. Acting on the information, a suspect vehicle with Registration Number JK04F 5047 was intercepted near Gogjipathri crossing in the Khansahib area of the district. During search of the vehicle, 239 gold-like biscuits suspected to be Counterfeit were recovered.”

“The accused individuals who were on board were unable to substantiate the authenticity of the items and were arrested on spot,” the statement said.

The arrested individuals were identified as Fayaz Ahmad Dar, son of Ab Ahad Dar, resident of Malwa Kunzar, Farooq Ahmad Dar, son of Gh Mohammad Dar and Shabir Ahmad Dar, son of Jalal-u-Din Dar — both residents of Arizal Khansahib.

Initial investigation suggests that these persons were allegedly selling these fake gold biscuits to buyers at exorbitant rates and deceiving them.

A Case FIR No. 163/2023 under Section 420 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) stands registered at Police Station Khansahib and investigation set into motion. — (KIMS)