The Special Crime Detection squad of Railway Protection Force (RPF) on Saturday detained a passenger and seized unaccounted cash of Rs 67.5 lakh from him at Nagpur railway station. The passenger has been handed over to the Income Tax officials for further investigations. According to law, no individual can carry cash more than Rs 2 lakh with him.
A team of RPF comprising Lady Head Constable Usha Tigga, and Constables Vikas Sharma and Jaswir Singh while patrolling on platform number 2 at around 1.30 pm noticed a man in suspicious condition in S8 coach of 12616 Grant Trunk Express. On questioning by the cops, he said he was going to Chennai from Nagpur. When the cops asked about the contents in the bag, he replied it had Indian currency. The cops however, suspected something fishy and took him along with bag to Police sub-Inspector Rajesh Autkar. On further questioning, he told his name as Purnand Ramchand Mishra (48), a resident of Naik Gali, Itwari. He further told the cops that he was carrying a cash of Rs 67.5 lakh from Nagpur to Chennai.
The RPF men then informed their seniors, who informed Income Tax officials. The I-T officials reached at railway station and searched the bag to find cash of Rs 30 lakh in denomination of 2000 notes and rest of the Rs 37.5 lakh in denomination of 500 notes.
The RPF men then handed over Mishra to I-T officials, who are conducting further investigations. The entire action was carried out under the guidance of Senior Divisional Security Commissioner, RPF, Nagpur Division Central Railway Jyoti Kumar Satija.
Speaking to TLN Commissioner, Satija said carrying such a huge amount is of course is a big offence and a matter of investigations. Hence we have handed over the accused to the Income Tax department.