Mumbai, Dec 22: A man has been nabbed at a Mumbai airport with Rs 28 lakh. The seized money is in new Rs 2000 currency. As per TV reports, the man was nabbed when the airport authorities found him to be acting ‘weird’.
Since the cash crunch since demonetisation, due to which the whole country has been queuing up to withdraw cash from their bank accounts, a lot of cases of seizure of new denomination have been surfacing. In the wake of the growing fake currency racket post demonetisation, a number of raids are being carried out across the country by the Income Tax Department.
This morning, Directorate of Revenue Intelligence had seized Rs 1.34 crore in Rs 2000 denomination from five persons near a Chennai airport. In the first week of December, Rs. 6 crore, including Rs. 4.7 crore in new currency was seized from the residences of two chief engineers of the Public Works Department in Bengaluru.
In November, the Tamil Nadu police seized Rs. 20.55 lakh, including 926 notes of Rs. 2,000 denomination from a BJP functionary.