City police seized Rs 67 lakh cash, of which Rs 62 lakh were in new Rs 2,000 denomination notes, from five people travelling in a car in Wakad locality near here in the wee hours on Wednesday.
A senior police officer attached to Wakad police station said 3,110 notes of Rs 2,000 denomination worth Rs 62.20 lakh and 4,800 notes of Rs 100 worth Rs 4.80 lakh were seized.
“During patrolling, our police personnel spotted a car in Wakad area in the wee hours. As the five occupants of the car were suspicious-looking, the police team searched the vehicle and found the cash inside,” the officer said.
When the policemen questioned them, all the five people started giving evasive answers, he said. “We recovered the cash and the Income Tax department has been alerted,” the officer added.
In yet another seizure, Deedwana police in Nagaur district have recovered Rs 6.72 lakh of unaccounted cash from a person, including Rs 5. 68 lakh in new Rs 2000 notes.
Rest of the amount is in Rs 100 and Rs 50 denomination, police said, adding they have detained Ajit Malik after he failed to give a satisfactory answer.
We have seized the money and forwarded the matter to Income Tax department for further investigation, SHO Deedwana, Jitendra Singh told PTI.
On Tuesday, police had detained five persons with Rs 14 lakh new notes out of a total of Rs 17 lakh from the city outskirts in Bhankrota. Another Rs 4 lakh, including one lakh in new Rs 2000 denomination was recovered from three persons near Taranagar of Churu district.
As per a senior Income Tax department official, a total of over Rs 4.59 crore of unaccounted cash since November 8 has been seized in the state so far.