In the largest recovery of new currency notes in the state post demonetization, income tax officials recovered nearly Rs 2.3 crore in 2000 rupee notes on Thursday from a trader in Assam’s Nagaon.
Earlier this month, Assam Police had recovered nearly Rs 1.5 crore in new 2000 and 500 rupee notes from a Guwahati-based businessman.
According to reports, the I-T team carried out the raid at Mahim Store, a business establishment owned by Amulya Das, at Bar Bazaar area of Nagaon, and recovered the amount.
Das trades in ‘gutkha’, cigarettes and other tobacco products. He is also building a large hotel in the town, located nearly 120 km east of Guwahati.
Police officials were tight lipped about the raid while I-T officials took Das’s son Tapan to the state capital for further interrogation to ascertain the source of the large amount of cash.