BHOPAL: A gold smuggler attacked a Karnataka police team and fled with his handcuffs on from the clutch of a four-member police team from Shahjahanabad police limits in the state capital. The smuggler managed to flee when the police team was in Hotel Khan Sahab for lunch.
The gold smuggler was brought from a minority community-dominated colony, Bengaluru, in Karnataka, to Bhopal for seizing gold that he had sold to various jewellers. The Karnataka police lodge an FIR with the Shahjahanabad police station. A case under Sections 224 and 323 of the IPC has been registered against the absconding smuggler. The Karnataka police team comprised a sub-inspector an ASI, a head constable and a constable.
According to investigating officer Mohan Gaur ,Niyaz Khan, 39, was brought by the Karnataka police to seize gold which Khan had sold to various jewellers. But Khan attacked the Karnataka police team in front of Khan Sahab Hotel, near Model School, Shahjahanabad.
Shahjahanabad CSP Nagendra Pateria informed that Karnataka police team had gone to Hotel Khan Sahab to have lunch. The cops, having communication issues due to their language, were busy with the hotel staff. Seeing the cops thus engaged, handcuffed Niyaz pushed away the constable and fled towards the Bolia grounds.
The police team chased him, but, as Niyaz is familiar with Bhopal, he managed to give them the slip. Niyaz had told the police that he had sold gold which he had stolen in Bhopal, Ratlam and other places.