DSP Pradeep Chhetri said a Kalimati Police team found no inculpate evidence after searching the residence of businessman Bimal Poddar, the latest detainee in the 33kg gold smuggling case.
Podar was arrested from Dillibazar on Tuesday night. Nepal Police inspects his apartment in Kalikasthan. Evidently, he is one of the investors in the apartment (Silver City Apartment).
Poddar has investments in real estate and restaurant business. Probe Chief Ishwor Poudel said, “The police action followed, based on the statement of Chudamani Upreti aka Gore, the kingpin of 33kg gold smugglers, Bhujung Gurung and Tsering Wangel Ghale suggesting the businessman’s role in the crime and Poddar’s admission during his interrogation.”