Elections 2019

Cash being transported in spare tyres seized

The Income Tax Department seized cash worth INR₹ 2.3 crore that was being carried in a spare tyre of a car from Bengaluru to Shivamogga in Karnataka.

The Tax department received a tip bout cash being transported, officials intercepted the cash handler and searched his vehicle. The cash was found  stuffed in the spare tyre of the vehicle.

A video going round on social media shows officials sitting on the floor of a room with the tyre. While one official holds up the tire, another official takes out bundles of INR₹ 2,000 notes. The video also pans to the table where plenty of bundles were laid.

The tax department in a statement said, “Based on credible intelligence that cash would be transported from Bengaluru to Shimoga and Bhadravati, a cash handler was intercepted and his vehicle was searched. Cash in Rs.2,000 denomination has been found stuffed inside the wheel of the vehicle.”

In Karnataka alone cash seized from tyres were INR₹ 4 crore.

The department have not gone to name the person involved, nor did they reveal their association to any political party.

 Source : Various