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After ‘cash jet’ to Dimapur, security up at Hisar airstrip

india Updated: Nov 26, 2016 10:00 IST
HT Correspondent
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Vehicles being checked at the main gate of Hisar airport on Friday.(HT Photo)

Hisar police beefed up the security at Hisar airstrip days after Rs 3.5 crore in old currency was seized from a charted jet that flew from Hisar to Dimapur in Nagaland. The police on Friday assigned the investigations into case to station house officer, sadar police station, Jagbir Singh.

“Security on Hisar airstrip has been beefed up and preliminary investigation has been started into the cash. Jagbir Singh has been assigned to probe into the matter, said superintendent of police Rajendra Kumar Meena.

Assistant sub-inspector Dilip Singh, who was on duty at the airport, told HT that, “Earlier, it was one to three (one ASI and three guards) security officials of Hisar police. But now we have increased the security from to two to six (two ASI and six guards) security officials. The guards, under the ASI supervision, check each and every vehicle that reach the airport and note the vehicle number, name and other information and ask the vehicle owner to park their vehicle outside.”

Rs 3.5 crore in demonetised notes were seized from a businessman who flew into Dimapur in a chartered plane from Hisar in Haryana.

The demonetised cash was flown in allegedly on basis of an income tax department certificate to a Nagaland businessman Anato Zhimomi, son-in-law of former chief minister, Neiphiu Rio, who now represents the Nagaland People’s Front in the Lok Sabha.

It was found in a fuel station owned by Zhimomi on Wednesday night.

Meanwhile, the media was not allowed to enter the airport.