Four air passengers have been arrested at Dibrugarh Airport on Wednesday while they were about to board a New Delhi-bound flight with a huge amount of cash.

The four persons were apprehended by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel while their luggage were scanned before boarding an Indigo flight (No. 6E 6772) to New Delhi.

They have been identified as Mohammad Jalaluddin Talukdar, Sanjay Kumar Swami, Sajan Singh and Ram Avatar Swami.

They were carrying an amount of around Rs 79 lakh in two cartons from Khonsa district of Arunachal Pradesh.

Dibrugarh superintendent of police Prateek Vijay Kumar Thube said, “Today, we have arrested four persons from Dibrugarh Airport while they were boarding a New Delhi-bound flight with huge cash of Rs 79 lakh.”

“We have handed over them to the Income Tax department for further investigation. Right now, we cannot say anything because the Income Tax department is looking after the matter,” he added.

The money has been said to be given by one Bijoy Shankar Agarwalla.

According to sources, the passengers were going to Rajasthan after collecting the money from Bijoy Shankar Agarwalla.

Avik Chakraborty

Avik Chakraborty is Northeast Now Correspondent in Dibrugarh. He can be reached at: babs8oct@gmail.com