Unaccounted cash worth Rs 4.4 lakh in new currency notes of Rs 2,000 was seized on Saturday from Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh, police said.Guwahati: A police officer showing the new and old currency notes worth over 24 lakhs seized in Guwahati on Thursday. PTI Photo (PTI12_15_2016_000288B)
The seizure was made in the early hours at Gosaveedu village of Gampalagudem Mandal from four persons after they were unable to produce appropriate documents and explain the source of cash, said Gampalagudem Sub Inspector P Siva Rama Krishna.
Police suspect that the cash, stashed in a bag, was supposed to be handed over some persons who wanted it in exchange for old Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes.
The four persons, allegedly involved in exchange of money on a commission basis were taken into custody and a case was registered against them.
The case will be reported to the Income Tax department for further investigation, police added.
(With inputs from PTI)