Udaipur News: 56 kg 857 grams gold presented to the then collector to weigh former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri will now be handed over to Central GST Department. The current price of this gold is estimated to be around Rs 27 crore.
- Last Updated:February 20, 2021, 1:12 PM IST
It is being told that during this time Shastri ji passed away and he could not come to Chittorgarh. This gold remained with the administration. Meanwhile, the Anjana family also fought a long battle to get this gold back, but they felt disappointed. At the same time, the accusation was made by another person of great simplicity to buy gold with the wrong intention. And in the lower court of Udaipur, four people including Ganpat Lal Anjana were convicted and sentenced. Although the DJ Court and the High Court acquitted everyone, but orders were placed to keep the gold deposited with the Gold Control Officer.
In 2009, an application was made in the Udaipur CJM Court to hand over this gold to the Excise Department. There were orders from the CJM court to handover the gold to the CGST (CGST) and the monitoring petition filed thereon upheld the decision of the CJM court. Citing the termination of the post of Gold Control Officer in the Excise Department, a claim was made to surrender this gold. Presently, the Central GST has replaced the Excise Department.
In such a case, orders have been given in the court to surrender gold to the Central GST Department of Chittorgarh Division. Due to the war in the year 1962, there was a shortage of food grains in the country. In view of this, the then Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri had launched the Gold Bond Scheme under the Gold Control Act. Under this scheme, there was a provision not to interrogate the person who took the gold bond. Ganpat Lal Anjana also deposited gold on 10 December 1965 to weigh former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri under the same scheme.