Bags with 60 lakh demonetised currencies recovered in Shillong; handed over to Income tax officials

Shillong, PTI | Updated : 23 November 2016, 11:23 PM

Two unclaimed bags with Rs 60 lakh in demonetised Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currencies were recovered from Laitumkhrah premises of Ramkrishna Mission in the city and handed over to the Income tax officials, police said on Wednesday.

The officials at the Ramkrishna Mission were alerted about two unclaimed polythene bags found abandoned near the temple and reported to their higher authorities who took it up with the police top brass.

“We were informed of the presence of unclaimed polythene bags on Monday evening and that it contained demonetised notes,” SP City Vivek Syiem told PTI.

He said the bags were actually found on November 12 but the RKM officials at Laitumkhrah took time to report since they had waited for a nod from their headquarters in Kolkata.

But since the RKM cannot accept donations from anonymous donors and that they had to put the same in the book of accounts, the matter was reported to the police days after.

Of the Rs 60 lakh demonetised notes, in Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currencies, were found in the two polythene bags and the same was handed over to the Income Tax department officials for follow up action by the police.

The identity of the person who kept the huge cash at the premises also remained untraced since the organization installs CCTVs only during pujas.

First Published: Wednesday, November 23, 2016 11:21 PM
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