Police seized Rs 93.52 lakh in Rs 2,000 currency notes from seven people in Jaipur on Monday. Three people were arrested and the others detained in the two separate seizures.
The Crime Investigation Department (CID), with help from Vaishali Nagar Police, detained three people who were allegedly ferrying unaccounted money worth Rs 64 lakh in new currency -- of which Rs. 58 lakh was in 2,000-rupee notes and the rest in Rs 100 notes.
“The three detained have been identified as Dipak Baredia from Hanumangarh, Sandeep Jain from Jaipur and Ayush from Sikar,” said additional deputy commissioner of police (west) Ratan Singh.
The additional DCP added that the detained men will be handed over to the Income Tax department for further questioning.
“Since the announcement of demonetization on November 8, the CID has been keeping an eye on people ferrying unaccounted money and passing on the information to the local police and the Income Tax department. Chances are that more such cases will be surface in the future,” additional director general of police (crime) Pankaj Kumar Singh told HT
In another incident, three people were arrested for allegedly robbing a Bikaner-based businessman of Rs 83 lakh in new currency.
“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,” DCP (West) Ashok Gupta said, adding the other accused, both policeman, are absconding.
The incident occurred a few 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 where 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 residents when they were exchanging scrapped notes with new currency.
“Rs 8 lakh, including Rs 7.52 lakh in new Rs 2,000 notes, was 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.