Businessman carrying Rs 3.5 crore in demonetised currency held in Nagaland
A Bihar-based businessman, travelling in a chartered jet was apprehended at a Nagaland airport for allegedly carrying Rs 3.5 crore in demonetised currency on 22 November.
Security officials said the man, a Bihar-based businessperson, was being questioned about the source of the money, PTI reported. The man was travelling with a large amount of money from Sirsa in Haryana to Dimapur, the officials said.
According to airport authorities, the cash was seized from Singh soon after the plane’s landing at the airport. They said the CISF had received a call earlier in the day from “higher officials” that a man was flying to Dimapur in the chartered aircraft carrying huge cash.
“The airport’s chief security officer had received a call from higher officials who informed him about a suspected case of cash-carrying. Accordingly, the IT department was tipped off. Later, when the plane landed here, the IT officials checked a bag, which the passenger was carrying, and seized Rs.3.5 crore,” Dimapur airport director M Zhimo told The New Indian Express.
The report comes after Vigilance officials in Maharashtra on November 18 seized Rs 91.5 lakh in demonetised notes from a vehicle belonging to Maharashtra Cooperative Minister Subhash Deshmukh in the Osmanabad district of the state.