Acting on a tip-off from security agencies, Income Tax and Revenue Intelligence have seized Rs 1.26 crore cash from a Gurgaon resident, suspected to be facilitator for north-east insurgent groups, during a raid on Saturday morning.
The Gauhwati man, identified as P Baruah, has owned up for the unaccounted cash is being questioned for his links with N-E insurgent groups.
Government sources said on December 23 input was received that N-E groups were moving unaccounted cash to Gurgaon. The matter was taken up by home secretary RK Singh, who in turn activated DG DRI and DG IT Investigations as N-E groups like DHD (J) had invested in Bengaluru and ULFA is known to have invested surplus money from extortion in Mumbai.
The DLF Phase II residence of Baruah, a director in two Hyderabad based companies involved in hydroelectric projects in north-east, was raided last Saturday morning and hard cash was seized from his house.
When questioned, Baruah denied any links with the North-East groups and admitted in writing to the Income Tax that the unaccounted money was his own. When the two companies were contacted, they conveyed that the money was Baruah’s own and that they had nothing to do with it.