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Bhopal: Four including CA, property dealer detained with Rs 14.36 lakh


BHOPAL: The crime branch of the city police nabbed a Chartered Accountant (CA), a property dealer and two others from near the Habibganj Railway Crossing on Wednesday and recovered new and old currency notes worth Rs 14.36 lakh from their possession.

They were found to be carrying 239 notes of Rs 2,000 and 9,310 of Rs 100, besides around 54 scrapped Rs 500 notes. The accused used to charge commission for changing old notes with new one, the police claimed.

Acting on a tip-off regarding four persons carrying cash in new currency notes in bulk moving towards Habibganj railway crossing in a Maruti Wagon R car bearing registration number MP04-CN-4062, the police tracked the car. ASP (crime) Shailendra Singh Chauhan said the four persons were identified as Rupendra Sharma (28) of Bagh Mughalia, Birbal Kushwaha (25) of Kasturba Nagar, Vijay Rai (28) of Sehore and Bhupendra Rajput (23) of Sehore.

ASP Chauhan further said Rupendra Sharma is Chartered Account, Birbal works as property dealer, Vijay Rai works as a driver and Bhupendra works as a supervisor with a private firm.  Rs 7.56 lakh were recovered from Rupendra, Rs 3.40 lakh from Birbal and Rs 1.70 lakh each from Vijay and Bhupendra.