Piyush: Court granted 14 days remand to Piyush Kumar Jain. Kanpur News – Times of India

Kanpur: Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate-III (ACMM), Kanpur Nagar, Alok Yadav on Wednesday granted 14 days judicial custody on an application filed by Directorate of Revenue Intelligence, Lucknow-Kanpur. Piyush Kumar Jain.
In the absence of the Special Chief Judicial Magistrate, Intelligence Officer Badrish Rai, who is also an Investigating Officer DRI Lucknow made an application before the court of ACMM-III, which heard the application through video conferencing and granted fourteen days’ judicial custody remand in the DRI case.
The Investigating Officer submitted before the court that since the investigation in the case was to be completed without any hindrance, the judicial custody of the accused Peeyush Kumar Jain were required. He also told that Piyush Jain Another accused also in DGGI complaint case number 7646/2022 and in judicial custody, is lodged in Kanpur District Jail.
According to Special Public Prosecutor Ambareesh Tandon, Piyush was arrested by the DRI under section 104 of the Customs Act, 1962. Directorate of GST Intelligence Ahmedabad Zone Unit seized 23 kg of foreign origin goods by raiding the premises of M/s Odochem Industries, Kannauj UP. The old bar from their office-cum-residential premises. Piyush is a partner in M/s Odochem Industries.
The Special Public Prosecutor argued that the gold bars of foreign origin were handed over to the officials of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence, Lucknow Zonal Unit on December 27, 2021. The gold bars had foreign marks and were without any legal documents. Accordingly, it was held that the gold bars were smuggled into India and were liable to be confiscated under section 111 of the Customs Act. The DRI officials confiscated the said gold bars under section 110 of the Customs Act on December 27, 2021.
The court recorded the statement of accused Piyush on January 3, 2022, in which he admitted that he did not have any legal documents relating to the foreign gold bars recovered as they were bought in cash.
DRI Investigating Officer and his senior officers Santosh Tiwari On March 14, after taking permission from the court, he was interrogated inside the jail.
The accused in his statement admitted that he did not have any legal documents of the seized foreign origin gold bars and had bought them in cash. Further, he could not explain the lawful possession relating to the confiscated smuggled gold of foreign origin. In view of these facts it appears that the accused was involved in smuggling of gold bars of foreign origin, hence he is liable to be prosecuted under section 135 of Customs Act, Tandon presented before the court.