Nagaland MP’s son in law found with Rs 3.5 crore cash
Cash of more than Rs 3.5 crore is said to be scrapped Rs 500 and 1000 notes have been disappeared from Dimapur on Tuesday after being flown in by a chartered flight resurfaced on Wednesday
Nagaland police chief L L Doungel stated that the money, seized by the CISF, was handed over to income tax department officials.
Zhimomi – who is the son-in-law of Neiphiu Rio, the sole Lok Sabha member from the state – has been arrested. Income tax and intelligence officials in national capital suspect that Rs 3.5 crore is been scrapped currency notes seized from chartered flight at Nagaland to be a part of big money with tax exemptions for tribals at northeast and non-existent security at smaller airports.
IT department revealed that some businessmen including the Gurgaon-based owner of a printing and packaging company, Anato Zhimomi who claimed to be seized money after producing an IT exemption certificate and took advantage in the absence of security in Hisar to haul for at least Rs 11 crore in denominations of 500 and 1,000 to Dimapur by a chartered plane.
Money was depoisted into the account of Anato, son in law of three time Nagaland CM Neiphiu Rio, the sole representative in the Lok Sabha from state to back up BJP led NDA at Center. Anato’s father Khekiho Zhimomi served as a member of the Rajya Sabha from the Naga People’s Front party.
Anato who was been arrested was to transfer the money back into the account of the businessmen through RTGS.
IT officials already tracked another Rs 7 crore allegedly deposited by Anato in his Axis Bank account in Dimapur.
Sources in the I-T department stated that Anato had “confessed” to have ferried cash thrice from Hisar to Dimapur by the same plane on November 12, 14 and 21. Tax officials also questioned Anil Sood, the Gurgaon-based owner of a printing and packaging company whose bank account Anato been making enormous transfers through RTGS after cash said to be deposited in hisDimapur account. Airline proprietor also under IT department to verify Anato’s claim that the last cash shipment belonged to the former.