Police today seized Rs 93.52 lakh in denomination of Rs 2,000 currency notes from seven persons, of whom three were arrested and the rest detained, in separate cases here.
Two persons were detained allegedly after Rs 64 lakh, of which Rs 58 lakh was in denomination of Rs 2,000 notes, was seized from them, police said.
“On a tip off, a joint team of the CID’s Crime Branch and local police intercepted their car when it was roaming in the area apparently to facilitate exchange of demonetised notes,” DCP (West) Ashok Gupta said, adding of the total amount Rs 6 lakh was in denomination of Rs 100 notes.
The Income Tax department has been informed about the seizure and they are probing the matter, he said.
In another incident, three persons were arrested for allegedly robbing a Bikaner-based businessman of Rs 83 lakh that was in denomination of Rs 2,000 notes.
“Three of the five accused in the case have been arrested.
All of them were friends of businessman Rajesh. Police have also seized Rs 28 lakh from their possession,” Gupta said, adding the other accused, both policeman, are absconding.
The incident occurred two to three days back when he had come here to meet them and exchange his money in demonetised Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, he said.
“The accused took him to a flat and after a while he was tricked into believing that two policemen had come into the complex. He was asked to throw the money in a plot adjacent to the flat,” the DCP said, adding the accused policemen picked up the money.
The victim had registered a complaint following the incident, he said.
In the outskirts of the city police caught two locals when they were exchanging scrapped notes with new ones.
“Rs 8 lakh, including Rs 7.52 lakh in new Rs 2,000 notes, were recovered from Shyam Lal and Bhanwar who were exchanging notes in near Ajayrajpura village,” SHO at SEZ police station Gayasuddin said.
The I-T department has been informed about the matter, he said.
In Assam, police today raided a local businessman’s house here and seized about Rs 1.55 crore in new Rs 2,000 and Rs 500 currency notes.
Additional Director General of Police (CID) Anil Kumar Jha told PTI that a CID team acting on a tip-off seized the money from the house of Hardie Singh Bedi, who owns a hotel and bar and runs shop rental business in the city.
He said during the operation at the house in Beltola area of the city, the police seized Rs 1,54,81,000 crore cash in new currency notes that were unveiled after demonetisation.
“Out of the total amount, Rs 1,54,06,000 was in Rs 2,000 notes, while the remaining Rs 75,000 was in new Rs 500 notes,” Jha said.
The police have handed over the case to income tax department and its deputy commissioner P Borah is carrying out further investigation, the senior police official added.
Railway police recovered Rs 4.49 lakh, including more than half of the amount in new Rs 2000 denomination notes, from two persons at the Ambala Cantt railway station here.
The two persons, reportedly from Ghaziabad, were travelling in a Amritsar-bound train, when they were intercepted by the Railway police this evening, officials said, adding that Rs 4.49 lakh were recovered from them.
The police were questioning the duo, who claimed to deal in vegetable business.
The recovered currency also included 132 new notes of denomination of Rs 2000, police said.
The Railway police has also informed the matter to the Income Tax department.