Nagaland: Man flies Rs 3.5 cr in old notes in chopper from Haryana; nabbed in Dimapur
The I-T department said that the man had come in Dimapur on a jet that had taken off from Sirsa in Haryana early on Tuesday.
Dimapur :: A Bihar-based businessman, travelling alone in a chartered jet, was apprehended today at the airport here for allegedly carrying Rs 3.5 crore in demonetised currency.
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 in Dimapur.
The case was later handed over to local Income Tax authorities. They said the man had come in Dimapur on a jet that had taken off from Sirsa in Haryana early on Tuesday.
"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.
A special vigil has been deployed by security agencies and the airport guarding Central Industrial Security Force in the wake of the demonetisation of the two large currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 by the government.
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For one, the government stands on a strong legal ground here, after the passage of the Specified Bank Notes Bill in February
Three separate incidents since 8 November tell us that demonetisation is not what it was made out to be
The inmates moved the HC contending it has become a problem for the prisoners to deposit their cash in hand, which was in demonetised notes.