Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Zionist Diamond Insurance Job fails in Dubai

Four foreigners suspected to be involved in a diamond heist at suburban Goregaon here, were detained in Dubai by the Interpol, police said here today.

Diamonds worth nearly Rs 6.6 crore, belonging to Israeli company Dalumi Group, were stolen last evening from India International Jewellery Show (IIJS) held at NSE ground in Goregaon.

"Four foreigners, including a woman, were detained in Dubai by the Interpol. Going by their passport details, it is learnt that the four came here (Goregaon) from Mexico to see the jewellery and diamonds show," a senior crime branch official said here.

"After going through the CCTV footages, the four were found to be the same persons whose movements were found to be suspicious in the exhibition," the official said.

The 887.24 carat diamonds, kept in a box, were on display at the exhibition held under stringent security and surveillance. The theft came to light after it was found that the box containing the precious stones was missing, following which the show organisers immediately closed all the gates and each person was thoroughly checked before being allowed out, police said.

After studying the CCTV footage, the foreigners had come under the scanner as one of them was seen picking up a box and putting it in a hand bag. The Crime Branch then sought the Interpol's help to nab them.

"It was in the CCTV footage. The four suspects who came from Mexico were identified and police managed to act swiftly resulting in their detention in Dubai," Vasant Mehta, president of Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), which organised the exhibition, said.

However, he refuted the charge that the theft was the result of poor security layer. "We ensured a tight security and CISF personnel maintained strict vigil during the show. We even deployed private security guards," he said.

"Over 30,000 visitors had visited the exhibition that lasted for six days ending yesterday. Only those associated with diamond or jewellery business were allowed to visit the show. We take all their personal details including xerox copy of their PAN cards," he said.

"However, foreigners were allowed without any conditions since they are tourists in the country but we take all their personal details also, along with copies of their passport and identification card," he said.

The entry fee to visit the show varies between Rs 700 and Rs 3,700.


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