New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has reopened the curious case of India’s missing gold coins which were smuggled out of the country in the late 1970s.Highly placed sources said the Indian government has now got definite proof about the location of one of the two missing coins and has pushed the country’s premier investigating agency to take a fresh relook at the case.The CBI will follow leads once offered by the Central Economic Intelligence Bureau (CEIB) which investigated the case in the 1980s after LP Sihare, the director general of National Gallery of Modern Art, had red flagged an attempt by a private party to auction coins in Switzerland and apprised the then prime minister Rajiv Gandhi about the national property being stolen.Close It was Sihare’s timely intervention that stopped the 1995 public auction of the jewels of the Nizams, which included the Jacob Diamond, the world’s fifth largest uncut diamond. related news Buy Siemens, India; target of Rs 1352: Anand Rathi Ayushman Bharat may soon cover India’s non-poor population too: Report Little progress was made by the CBI after the CEIB handed over the case. The CBI could not make any headway, ostensibly because no one… Read full this story
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