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Questions galore over seizure of Rs.9.68 lakh

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  20 Dec 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Special Correspondent

Silchar, Dec 19: The recovery of Rs.9.68 lakh currency notes from the possession of Thangsinmon Dulia who was driving a Scorpio with its detention at Jirighat police check post on the entry point to Manipur on Cachar border has raised questions galore over the demonetization and its positive results on people in general. The very purpose of de legitimization has been to mop up black money. But, the way new currency notes along with old ones are being hauled up by the police, income tax officials and enforcement department officials from different parts of the country seems to derail the goal of Prime Minister rendra Modi.

The seizure of huge sums of money on Saturday from the vehicle moving from the Soi area of Cachar, bound for Manipur has created sensation in the valley. This is followed by yet another haul of old currency notes of Rs.34 lakh 50 thousand a few days ago from a vehicle moving from Badarpur and heading towards Mizoram. In fact, the vehicle also a Scorpio with two Mizo youths was detained at Sairang well inside the hilly state. Rakesh Roushan, SP Cachar, said Thangsinmon Dulia who hails from Moreh in Manipur came down to Cachar and collected the huge amount from a person identified as Maksudul Amin Barbhuiya of Dakshin Mohanpur of Soi.

According to the SP, Thangsinmon Dulia carried Rs.15 lakh in old currency and in exchange he got Rs.9.68 lakh from him. This came out from Dulia’s cross-examition, pointed out the SP. When the police team raided the house of Maksudul, he was found absconding. But, the police are on look out for him and expect to b him soon. How could Maksudul get such a huge amount of new currency notes? Is any bank involved in this illegal transaction? Rakesh Roushan told The Sentinel, “Unless we apprehend the main culprit, it is difficult to know all about the modus-operandi and the involvement of any bank in this deal”. The hunt is on for Maksudul. Dulia, suspected to be a courier or a drug-peddler, is under intense interrogation, the SP added to say.

Giving further details about the detention of the Scorpio with Dulia, officer in-charge of Jirighat police outpost, Asit Dutta, said when the vehicle reached the check gate, the owner-driver was siglled to halt on the basis of intelligence feedback. He was vacillating to show relevant documents about the vehicle which raised doubt in the minds of the O/C. A thorough search inside and outside the vehicle revealed the hidden currency notes from a tyre kept in the vehicle. Jirighat police is also carrying on further investigation to find out the destition and the person, if any other, where the huge amount was being taken.

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