Raipur: An onion seller was shocked to receive notice from Income Tax officials for a transaction of Rs 50 lakh during the demonetisation drive in November last year. The onion seller, identified as Theerath Prasad Misra, a resident of Lalpur area in the city, was eking out a living by setting up a vegetable stall.

He had an account with the HDFC bank at Shailendra Nagar branch in 2013. Usually, he would deposit Rs 2,000 to Rs 3,000 in his account in a month and withdrew frequently whenever needed.

During the demonetisation drive, he was shocked to find Rs 50,000 in his account from an anonymous person. Within no time, the amount was withdrawn from a an unidentified location. When Misra had enquired with the bank manager, he was not satisfied with the reply from the bank staff.

Following the transaction in his account during the notebandi, the Income Tax sleuths issued him notices.