Confiscated gold replaced with yellow metal at Delhi airport !

uy8xh23a11kg of gold seized from passengers at Indira Gandhi Airport in Delhi has disappeared from the customs warehouse and replaced with yellow metal.

An official said the revelation was made when packets containing the metal, covered and sealed at the instance of courts, were opened before a department committee as part of inventory proceedings.  The metal weighed just 8.275 kg.The replacement of the confiscated gold has raised serious concerns on the credibility of the government.

Both police and customs officials have not ruled out the involvement of insiders and police will be issuing a notice to the custodian of the warehouse.

The matter is now under investigation and the IPC registered a case against unknown persons for criminal breach of trust by a public servant.