New Delhi: The cash seizures seem to be a never ending saga. Now, the police is on high alert in the election states and are not taking chances. The police seized new currency worth Rs 3.84 crore in two different incidents onThursday in Ghaziabad, near Delhi. First, Rs 3 crore was seized at UP Gate, which falls under the jurisdiction of Kaushambi police station. Then Rs 84 lakh was seized in Vaishali.
In the first incident four men were carrying the cash in a white Scorpio car when the police arrested them. The accused said that they were carrying cash to ATMs on behalf of a private bank. Police later informed the Income Tax officials about the seizure. Later, officials of IndusInd Bank contacted police and said that the cash belonged to the bank. Cash was handed over to the bank officials.
In the other second incident, three cars carrying Rs 84 lakh in steel trunks were intercepted. Vaishali. The cars included a Tata Sumo, Maruti Eeco and an Omni Van. Drivers were taken in custody. During interrogation drivers said that they are from nearby shopping malls and were carrying the cash collected there. The matter is being investigated.
Earlier on Wednesday, the Sahibabad police had seized old notes worth R31.65 lakh from four men. However, one of them managed to flee. During interrogation they had revealed that they had got to the cash to convert it into new currency notes for a cut. The matter has been handed over to the Income Tax department. (News24Bureau)