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Official detained with cash
Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, JUN 16 (NPN):
Published on 17 Jun. 2010 12:59 AM IST
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A state government officer, an accounts officer under DRDA Mon, was detained on suspicion by Assam police at Bokajan on Tuesday evening with cash totaling Rs.1,11,15,530. According to Bokajan Police the officer was detained because he could not produce any document or letter regarding authorization for carrying the cash, as claimed by him. Assam police told this reporter that, the officer revealed his identity and claimed that the cash was drawn at Mon to be paid to some person in Dimapur. The Police sources said they were suspicious since the officer also had no security while transporting the cash and therefore detained him till further investigation.
However, according to Assam police at Bokajan P.S., the officer was later released on Wednesday afternoon after receipt of a fax sent by the Project Director DRDA Mon who confirmed the identity of the accounts officer and authenticating that the cash had been drawn at SBI Mon to be handed over to some person. OC of Bokajan police station said the officer had been detained pending verification of what was claimed since it involved such a huge sum of money. The OC also revealed that the Project Director, DRDA (Mon), in the fax, stated that the money was drawn at SBI Mon and was to be handed over to one contractor in Dimapur. He also said it was explained in the fax, that due to lack of time, necessary demand draft could not be made at the SBI Mon. He, however, declined the request to be shown the fax.
Meanwhile, attempts to contact Project Director DRDA Mon was unsuccessful. It may also be pointed out that the incident had been taken note of by some prominent people at Dimapur who had also visited Bokajan to confirm the incident.
According to Assam Police at Bokajan, the cash was packed separately with the following denominations:
Rs 1000 x 10 packets x 100 bundles = Rs 1,00,00,000.
Rs 1000 x 7 packets x 100 bundles = Rs 7,00,000
Rs 1000 x 98 = Rs 98,000
Rs 1000 x 97 = Rs 97,000
Rs 1000 x 75 = Rs 75,000
Rs 1000 x 51 = Rs 51,000
Rs 1000 x 49 = Rs 49,000
Rs 1000 x 45 = Rs 45,000
Rs 100 x 5 = Rs 500
Rs 10 x 3 = Rs 30
Total = Rs 1, 11, 15, 530 (One crore eleven lakhs fifteen thousand five hundred and thirty)

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