Jeweller jumps off DRI building to escape raid, dies
New Delhi : In a bid to escape raids, a Delhi-based jeweller jumped to death from the sixth floor of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) building on Wednesday.
Deceased Gaurav Gupta had entered into DRI building on a visitor pass, however, he was not called either by the DRI or police for questioning.
The DRI said that Gupta’s Shalimar Bagh house was raided twice — on Tuesday and Wednesday — and 41 kg of foreign-marked gold, 213 kg silver bullion and Rs. 48 lakh were seized. The estimated value of the items seized is nearly Rs. 13 crore.
The DRI had reportedly seized a locker from a concealed door panel on Wednesday.
"Gupta’s father was asked to accompany the staff and open the locker, while Gupta was asked to wait inside the room,” the officer said.
"He came to the office and went to the visitors’ room. There were other people in that room, including an AC repairman,” said a police officer.
“Unfortunately, the owner of the smuggled goods jumped out of the window at 12 p.m. He was taken to Safdarjung Hospital by the CISF and DRI officers,” read a statement by DRI.
The body has been given to the family after post mortem.