The Government Railway Police (GRP) seized Rs 11 lakh in banned Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency from a passenger travelling in Jallianwala Bagh Express train. The accused has been identified as Rajeev Kumar of Faizabad in Uttar Pardesh. He was apprehended by the GRP personnel near Beas on Friday morning.
Detailing about the seizure, GRP’s Amritsar SHO inspector Dharminder Kalyaan said, “As a special drive is on to check the movement of unaccounted money, special teams have been formed to keep an eye on this. We found the cash during checking of the train.”
The SHO said during the preliminary questioning, the accused said he was into the business of seeds and the money was meant for payment to somebody at Tangra town.
The GRP called the income tax officials, who took the cash into custody and questioned the accused.
The SHO said all business transactions above Rs 20,000 can’t be made in cash.
“It is up to the income tax department how they proceed,” the SHO said.