Old currency to the tune of ₹5 crore seized in Gurgaon’s Sector 15, 7 held
The notes were stuffed in plastic boxes and were in the denominations of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000. Currency notes of both these denominations had been banned by the Union government on November 8 last year.Updated: Aug 04, 2017, 12:44 IST
The crime branch of Gurgaon police seized Rs 5 crore in old currency notes from a house in Sector 15 from seven persons. The seven were arrested. Acting on a tipoff, the crime branch formed a team, which kept a track of the suspects for last 15 days, and ultimately caught them on Thursday along with the demonetised currency.
“There was specific intelligence that few men from Delhi and other states were engaged in storing and moving demonetised cash in Gurgaon. Our team patiently waited for the accused to bring in the banned notes and caught them red-handed,” Sumit Kuhar, DCP (crime), said.
The notes were stuffed in plastic boxes and were in the denominations of Rs 500 and Rs1,000. Currency notes of both these denominations had been banned by the Union government on November 8 last year.
A team of crime branch officials from Palam Vihar, led by inspector Sajjan Singh Dalal, ASI Murari and head constables Kuldeep, Vikas and Vinod conducted the raid at a house in Sector 15 and caught the men with the money.
Those arrested include Rajiv, Satish, Sandeep, Rajesh, all residents of Delhi. The others were identified as Dinesh of Nainital, Amit Goyal of Gurgaon and Parveen, a resident of Rohtak.
Police sources said that the accused are connected to the real estate sector and had interstate connections. The money that was seized in Gurgaon had come from Jaipur, and the crime branch had received the tip- off around 15 days earlier, but it had been waiting for the right time to conduct the search. Around ₹6 crore more in old notes has been moved by the couriers, the sources added.
“The prime accused in moving the cash has also been identified and will be nabbed soon,” Kuhar said, adding that information about the seizure has been given to the income tax department and the accused are being questioned on the source of the banned currency.