Man held with Rs 96 lakh in spiked currency in Delhi

New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) A man was arrested in east Delhi after he was found in possession of Rs 96 lakh in demonetised currency, Delhi Police said on Saturday.

Nazer-e-Alam, 32, a resident of Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh, was arrested on Friday with the cash bag at the entry gate of Anand Vihar bus terminus on a tip-off.

“Alam has been booked under the Delhi Police Act. We have informed the Income Tax department about the seizure of money in Rs 1,000 denomination,” Deputy Commissioner of Police Rishipal said.

During his questioning, Alam claimed he had collected the money from Delhi and was going to deliver it to a person in Gorakhpur.