3 Sri Lankans held for smuggling
Srinagar, Sep 29: Government on Thursday said that three Sri Lankan nationals have been held for smuggling sapphire in Kishtwar district in Jammu.
Responding to a question in Legislative Council, Government admitted four persons including three Sri Lankan nationals and a local were detained on July 7 this year while carrying 13.580 sapphires (Neelam) from Padder Kishtwar.
The written reply furnished by Minister Industries and Commerce stated that the trio is lodged in judicial custody. However, it said that the local Ramesh Kumar son of Dewan Chand Thakur of Sunder Dachan in Marwah has been bailed out in the case. It stated that FIR 172/11 stand registered against the accused.
On the total sapphire extracted for a year and the amount generated from it, the reply states that 4502 gram of the precious stones have been extracted which has generated revenue of Rs 73.96 Lac.
Lastupdate on : Thu, 29 Sep 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 29 Sep 2011 18:30:00 GMT
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