As per the inputs of intelligence agencies, two persons namely Ajit Pal Singh and Rajender Singh has been apprehended by crime branch for possessing Rs 27 lakh of new currency notes which are being brought from Mumbai in train at Hazrat Nizammuddin Railway Station.
Both Ajit Pal Singh and Rajender Singh are accused of being involved in the activity of converting demonetised currency notes into new currency notes. They both belong to Pitampura in New Delhi.
The duo told Crime Branch sleuths about a Delhi-based man who has allegedly exchanged currency worth Rs 1.5 crores till now.
Singh and Rajender had returned from Mumbai after getting demonetised notes exchanged for new currency. During joint interrogation conducted by police, IT department officials and intelligence officials, they revealed that they were carrying money that belongs to one Sanjay Malik, who has a pharmaceutical company in Baddi.
"We are on the lookout for Malik. It has emerged during investigation that he has got his money changed from Mumbai and he is taking commission from acquaintances for getting their old notes exchanged. He and his accomplices have so far brought Rs 1.5 crore of new currency from Mumbai," said the officer.
The IT department has been informed and police might seek the help of their counterparts in Mumbai for further investigation, said another officer.
"It looks as if some bank officials from Mumbai are involved in the racket. There is a well-oiled machinery of agents and sub-agents dealing in new currency and gold," he said.
Ajit Pal is involved with a firm that is engaged in the business of retail of medicine and is Malik's friend. Rajender works under Malik.
"They were travelling with new currency from Mumbai to Delhi by Sampark Kranti Express and had come out of the Nizammuddin railway station. They were in a car when their vehicle was intercepted outside the railway station by Delhi Police officials," he said.
Income tax and intelligence officials along with crime branch are jointly interrogating them. The currency notes were recovered at Hazrat Nizammuddin Railway Station.
Delhi crime branch apprehended two persons carrying Rs 27 Lakh of new currency notes at Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station. pic.twitter.com/7OjQSd0jfK— ANI (@ANI_news) November 24, 2016
(With PTI inputs)