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Colonel accused in robbery case in custody

By The Assam Tribune

AIZAWL, May 13 - Suspended Commandant of Assam Rifles Col Jasjit Singh, one of the main accused in a case of smuggled gold robbery, was today remanded to police custody for 72 hours by a local court.

Singh was arrested on May 5 after eight Assam Rifles personnel, who allegedly waylaid a vehicle on December 14 night on the outskirts of Aizawl and robbed it, claimed that they committed the crime at the behest of the Commandant.

The Assam Rifles personnel had reportedly decamped with 52 gold bars worth around Rs 14.5 crore after threatening the driver of the vehicle at gun point. The eight AR personnel were arrested and sent to police custody. The arrested civilians included a former student leader and �mule� employed by gold smugglers, and Bulaki Chand Baid, a Aizawl-based businessman. � PTI

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