Black money: Man held with Rs 96 lakh in old currency

DCP (east district) Rishi Pal said they arrested Nazer-e-Alam, a resident of Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh, on a tip-off.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:November 20, 2016 4:01 am
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Delhi Police Friday arrested a 32-year-old from east Delhi’s Anand Vihar bus terminus after he was found in possession of Rs 96 lakh in demonetised currency.

DCP (east district) Rishi Pal said they arrested Nazer-e-Alam, a resident of Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh, on a tip-off. He was carrying the money in a bag.

“Alam has been booked under the Delhi Police Act. We have informed the Income Tax department about the seizure of money in Rs 1,000 notes,” the DCP said. During questioning, Alam said he had collected the money from Delhi and was going to deliver it to a person in Gorakhpur.

“He told police he was sent from Gorakhpur to Delhi by his employer. After reaching Delhi, he went to Saket, from where he collected money before setting off for his employer’s home,” a senior police officer said.