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Nagaland: Rs 3.5 crore seized at Dimapur Airport go missing

After a tip-off from Intelligence Bureau, the cash was seized by Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel at Dimapur.

The Rs 3.5 crore of cash in scrapped Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, that was seized on a private chartered flight at Dimapur in Nagaland has gone missing, media reports said.

After a tip-off from Intelligence Bureau, the cash was seized by Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel at Dimapur. Following it, local income tax staff was summoned to take further action with regard to the unaccounted wealth.

On Tuesday, a Bihar-based businessman, travelling alone in a chartered jet, was apprehended airport Dimapur for allegedly carrying Rs 3.5 crore in demonetised currency.

Media reported that the officials said sleuths of central security agencies and CISF questioned the man, identified as A Singh from Bihar’s Munger district, soon after his jet landed here.

It was earlier reported that the case was later handed over to local Income Tax authorities.

“CISF sleuths acted on some prior inputs and intercepted the passenger as soon as he landed in Dimapur. Initially, the amount detected was said to be Rs 5.5 crore but later I-T authorities reported the final amount with him to be Rs 3.5 crore. The taxman is investigating the source of the currency,” they said.

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