THE MOHALI police on Tuesday recovered Rs 19 lakh from a passenger who arrived at the Chandigarh International Airport on Spice Jet flight from Delhi. Police said the man, a resident of Delhi, failed to provide a satisfactory answer about carrying such a huge amount of cash.
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Police said V P Kataria, who owns a factory at Zirakpur, was carrying cash of Rs 19 lakh and they detained him for questioning as soon as he arrived at the airport. “Initially, he said that he was carrying cash to pay his workers. Then he changed his statements,” said a police officer. “Since he failed to give satisfactory answers to the policemen, the cash was seized.”
“We informed the Income Tax Department officials who are investigating the case,” said airport SHO H S Bal, adding that a DDR was filed and the man was released by the police later.
All the seized notes were in the denomination of Rs 1,000 which was recently banned by the government.
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A senior Spice Jet official said that the cash seized by the police was kept in the handbag by the passenger. “The bag was checked by Central Industrial Security Force personnel in Delhi. Airlines conducts checking of the check-in luggage only,” he said.
CEO, Chandigarh International Airport, Sunil Dutt said he did not know how much cash a passenger was allowed to carry at the airport.