The police have recovered Rs17 lakh in Rs2,000 and Rs100 denominations from three persons travelling in a WagonR in DLF Phase 2 area on Wednesday night.
The police said Rs16 lakh was in the newly introduced Rs2,000 notes while Rs1 lakh was in denominations of Rs100. The money was being transported by the three at a time when the public is making rounds of banks to get some cash to meet their day-to-day expenses.
The three accused have been identified as Kapil Hemwani, Karan Chanchlani, both from Khandwa in Madhya Pradesh, and Vidur Pahuja from Gurgaon. This is the fourth such currency haul in the past 10 days.
According to the police, the car (DL 7C 9371) was intercepted by a police team near Moulsari Avenue Rapid metro station in DLF Phace 2 area on Wednesday night.
Upon searching the vehicle, the police found the cash stash. When asked, the three told the police that the cash was meant for a business deal. The police said they have handed over the cash and the three arrested accused to the Income Tax department for further investigation.
“We seized the money and handed it over to the Income Tax department, which will conduct further investigations in the case,” said assistant sub-inspector Narender Singh, DLF City Phase 2.
Gurgaon police has launched a crackdown on unaccounted cash being hoarded in scrapped currency and the newly introduced notes.
On November 30, the police claimed to have recovered Rs10.96 lakh cash in scrapped currencies of Rs1,000 and Rs500. The cash, recovered from a person in Sanjay Gram area of Civil Lines, comprised 900 notes of Rs1000 and 392 notes of Rs500, a police spokesperson had said. The accused told the police that he planned to exchange the money for new notes at a bank.
The police had recovered Rs35 lakh and Rs15 lakh in two separate incidents on November 29. The Rs35 lakh were recovered from Nikhil, Anurag and Rajan who were transporting it in a Mercedes Benz sedan (HR26 CR 6600) near Galleria market.