New Delhi: The black money hoarders seem to be one step ahead of the tax authorities. When the tax men are searching bank accounts, these hoarders are sending their black money in new currency across the border, with the idea of getting them back when things cool down in the country.
The suspicion is that the black money in new currency is being sent to Bangladesh through the porous borders. This has come to light with the seizure of Rs 29.70 lakh on the Meghalaya-Bangladesh border. Two persons were caught by BSF with this cash in Nokchi, near border, in West Garo Hills District of Meghalaya. A total of 1485 new Rs 2000 notes were part of the seized cash.
The cash reportedly belonged to a clothe merchant and was to be delivered to a coal exporter in Gasuapara, which is a export hub for coal. A lot of coal from here is sent to Bangladesh
Sources say that the cash was meant to be smuggled into Bangladesh along with a coal consignment. Already the Indo-Bangladesh border is being used by Bangladeshi criminals to send fake currency into India. It is suspected that the same criminals may now be helping the black money hoarders in transferring their ill gotten cash to safe places in Bangladesh.(News24Bureau)