Monday, November 28, 2016

Money flight: Police in both states drag feet

The police in Haryana and Nagaland seem to be dragging their feet in taking action in the case of flight of demonetised currency from Hisar to Dimapur.
Even six days after the cash was seized at the Dimapur airport, the police in both states have maintained that they have found no cognisable offence in the transportation of cash by a chartered aeroplane.
Though the Hisar police have initiated preliminary inquiry, they have found no evidence. “A probe by the Income Tax Department is going on. I have asked the SP to submit a report on the incident, but there is no FIR in the case,” said OP Singh, IGP, Hisar range.
Dimapur Police Commissioner Liremo Tsopoe Lotha stated that the matter pertained to the Income Tax Department and they had no reason to initiate any investigation. “We will register a case if anyone lodges an FIR with evidence of criminal violation,” he said.
28/11/16 Deepender Deswal/The Tribune