Rajasthan: Over Rs 40 lakh recovered in new Rs 2,000 currency notes

Jaipur: Over Rs 40 lakh in new Rs 2,000 currency notes have been seized from three persons in two separate cases in Rajasthan.

 Rajasthan: Over Rs 40 lakh recovered in new Rs 2,000 currency notes

Seized currency notes of the Rs 2,000 denomination. PTI

Special operation group of the Rajasthan police nabbed businessmen Sunil Gupta and Priyanshu Gupta in Vidhyadhar Nagar with Rs 35 lakh in new currency notes. The accused businessmen were on the SOG's radar since a few days, an official said.

"We sent a policeman as decoy to exchange the notes last night. They got ready to exchange old notes for 25 per cent commission after which they were caught with the money," SP SOG Vikas Kumar said. "Of the seized amount, Rs 35 lakh are in new Rs 2,000 notes, and the remaining is in Rs 100 notes," he said.

"The income tax department has been informed about the seizure and further action is being taken by them. We are exploring legal action against the businessmen. If possible, FIRs would also be registered with the SOG," ADG, ATS and SOG, Umesh Mishra, said.

In another case, the Nagaur police recovered Rs 6.72 lakh in unaccounted cash, including Rs 5.68 lakh in Rs 2,000 new notes
on Wednesday. The rest of the amount is in Rs 100 and Rs 50 notes. The money was recovered from Ajit Malik in the Deedwana area.

He failed to give any satisfactory answer with regard to the money following which it was seized and the income tax department was informed, police said. "We have seized the money and forwarded the matter to Income Tax department for further investigation," SHO, Deedwana, Jitendra Singh said.

Updated Date: Dec 15, 2016 15:47:56 IST