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Five held for selling fake gemstones

Press Trust of India  |  Visakhapatnam 

The gang members used to target gold traders from the district and also those from Kerala and Karnataka by luring them with "precious gemstones" at cheaper rates, Police Commissioner J Purnachandra Rao told reporters today.

They were nabbed from their underground workshop on Kirlamopudi Layout yesterday and 700 fake gems in 10 colours estimated at Rs 1.5 lakh, a gemstone cutter and polisher, a machine and five cellphones were seized from them.

  

First Published: Sun, September 16 2012. 21:15 IST
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