Rs 93.52 lakh in Rs 2000 notes seized in Jaipur

bjpNew Delhi, 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.

Two people 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 police intercepted their car when it was roaming in the area apparently to facilitate exchange of demonetised notes,” DCP (West) Ashok Gupta said, adding that Rs 6 lakh was of 100-rupee notes.

The Income Tax department has been informed about the seizure and they are probing the matter, the police official said.

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,” 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.

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