IANS | Gurugram, December 13, 2016, in the Statesman Kolkatta
(Note: The complaint we have been hearing so far has been that new currency in high or low denominations were not available through proper channels like banks and ATMs. Then comes this report in the Statesman, Kolkatta, that over 7 lakhs and 10 lakhs of Rs.2000/- of new notes were recovered from unauthorized illegal persons.
Doesn’t raise a serious question, that these persons had easy access to government production centres. It raises a very serious question: How could unauthorized persons could get easy access to government sources of production. Is it not equivalent to saying: Fence is eating the crop? Is unpardonable malpractices are allowed to take place at the very top places in the Administrative level? If so with whose permission or connivance? james kottoor, editor)
Cash amounting to Rs.7.92 lakh in new currency notes of Rs.2,000 was seized here on Tuesday, police said. The crime branch found the money in a car of Vikas Gupta, a resident of upscale DLF area.
"The amount was recovered from Rajiv Chowk here on Delhi-Gurugram expressway. On being enquired about the money, he failed to give satisfactory answer following which the amount was seized," said police spokesperson Umesh Kumar.
"The Income Tax Department has been informed," he said, adding an FIR will be lodged after investigation.
New 2,000 rupee currency notes worth Rs.10 lakh were also seized from two persons on a two-wheeler near Islampur village on Sohna road here on December 9.