Amritsar jeweller raided by NIA

Amritsar jeweller raided by NIA

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Amritsar, April 9

A National Investigation agency (NIA) team raided the shop and residence besides a hotel of a prominent jeweller in the city on Friday. The raid continued till the filing of this report. The jeweller, identified as Rajesh, alias Pinki Mehra, has ancestral business in Amritsar.

He also has an import and export business. He runs a jewellery shop in the world-famous Guru Bazaar market in the walled city. He also runs a money exchange business.

A 12-member team raided ‘Manak Jewellers’ in the Guru Bazaar area at 5 am besides conducting a raid at his residence located on the Race Course Road in Basant Avenue locality. The NIA is investigating into several suspicious hawala transactions made across the border when the name of Mehra figured. However, the agency is still probing his role. — TNS

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