Leh, Mar 6: Police have seized cash up to the tune of Rs 12 lakhs from an army soldier at Kushok Bakula Rimpochee (KBR) Airport Leh in Jammu and Kashmir.
The Leh Airport Security wing has asked local police to verify the authenticity of the cash seized from the soldier.
A top security official at KBR Airport Leh told news agency CNS that during a routine checking, an army soldier Bhupender Pal Singh of 175 Medium Regiment stationed at Nurala Leh came to airport to send some cash through one of his unit man.
“On checking, one of his bag contained Rs 5 lakhs while in another bad he was carrying Rs 7 lakhs. He failed to produce bank statement of the cash when asked to do so,” the official said.
The official said that the cash was seized for the verification and the matter was raised with local police.
When contacted a police official said that though the said soldier has produced the bank statements, but still the verification is going on.
“We are in touch with bank officials to ascertain the facts,” he added. (CNS)