Thursday, March 14, 2019

Trio caught with Rs 20 lakh at Hubballi airport

Hubballi: The Gokul Road police have seized Rs 20 lakh from three persons at the airport on Thursday evening as they were not carrying any document to prove it belonged to them.

As the model code of conduct is on force, a person carrying more than Rs 50,000 to Rs 10 lakh cash must carry valid proof for the cash.

Hubballi tahsildar Shashidhar Madyal and Gokul Road police inspector D P Nimbalkar told TOI that Jagadish Gurgunti, Nagappa Sanade, Devan Appasaheb Desai, all from Jamakhandi in Bagalkot district were about to board a Bengaluru bound flight on Thursday evening. The airport staff found bundles of cash in their baggage while scanning them and alerted police.

Police from Gokul Road police stations and members of the flying squad rushed to the airport and began qustioning the three passengers. They asked them why they were not carrying any document regarding the money.
14/03/19 Times of India