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3 persons arrested with counterfeit gold biscuits in Budgam

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Srinagar: Police in Budgam have arrested three persons for their involvement in illicit trade of counterfeit gold biscuits, a police spokesperson informed Wednesday.

He said on November 28, acting on information from “reliable sources”, police intercepted a vehicle (JK04F-5047) near Gogjipathri Crossing in Khansahib area with three persons — Fayaz Ahmad Dar, son of Abdul Ahad Dar of Malwa Kunzar; Farooq Ahmad Dar, son of Ghulam Mohammad Dar and Shabir Ahmad Dar, son of Jalalu Din Dar, both residents of Arizal Khansahib — on board.

During the search, police recovered 239 counterfeit gold biscuits from their possession. During subsequent questioning, they were unable to substantiate the authenticity of the items and were arrested, police said, adding a case (FIR No.163/2023) under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Khansahib and investigation has been initiated.

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

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