Mumbai: The Mumbai police on Thursday seized Rs 10.10 crore in old and new currency after intercepting a vehicle at Chembur, Mumbai. Three persons were detained in connection with the case.
The cash seized included Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes worth Rs 10 crore, and Rs 2000 notes worth Rs 10 lakh, said a senior police officer.
The Tilak Nagar police station found the notes in two gunny bags in a car last night. The three detained by police were employed with a Cooperative Bank in Pune district. They claimed that they are transporting notes from Ghatkopar to the Pune bank branch.
According to ABP News report, Off the three detained, one of them was a bank manger of Pimpri Chichwad branch of Vaidyanath Urban Cooperative bank and other two were employees of same bank. It is notable that, the director of Vaidyanath Urban Cooperative bank is Pritam Munde daughter of late BJP leader Gopinath Munde.
Following the demonetisation, Mumbai police has seized cash from various parts of the Mumbai city – Kalyan and Virar. In Kalyan, Khadak Pada area police recovered Rs 21 lakh of which Rs 17 lakh was in new notes. The cash was seized from two men on their Activa scooties.
In a joint operation at Virar, from Income Tax department and Crime branch, they recovered Rs 1.11 crore in both old and new notes from the vehicles belonging to a Shiv Sena corporator in Vasai- Virar Municipal Corporation.