Rs 12 lakhs `seized’ from soldier at Leh airport

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 3/7/2018 2:53:57 PM

LEH, Mar 6: Police seized Rs 12 lakhs cash from an army soldier at Kushok Bakula Rimpochee (KBR) airport here on Tuesday.
The Leh airport security wing asked local police to verify the authenticity of the cash seized from the soldier.
A top security official at KBR Airport Leh told agencies that during a routine checking, an army soldier Bhupender Pal Singh of 175 Medium Regiment stationed at Nurala Leh came to airport to send some cash through one of his unit men.
“On checking, one of his bag contained Rs 5 lakhs while in another bad he was carrying Rs 7 lakhs. He failed to produce bank statement of the cash when asked to do so,” the official said.
The official said that the cash was seized for the verification and the matter was raised with local police.
When contacted a police official said that though said soldier produced the bank statements, but still the verification was going on.
“We are in touch with bank officials to ascertain the facts,” he added.



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