NEW DELHI, 22 Nov: A man carrying Rs 49 lakh in old high-value currency notes was detained by Delhi Police when he was taking the money in his SUV to Haryana.
On Sunday, Dinesh was heading towards Haryana in an SUV when his vehicle was stopped and on searching, a bag containing Rs. 49,96,000 was found, a senior police officer informed.
He was detained following a tip-off about a man going towards Jhajjar with a high amount of demonetised currency notes.
However, Dinesh told police that he works as a driver for Pitampura resident Anij Gupta, who is into finance and it was his employer’s money that he was carrying, he said.
It is suspected that Gupta had either given Dinesh the money to get it exchanged for new notes or to make a payment to someone in Haryana, he added.
Meanwhile, police have seized the money and investigation is underway.
Earlier also many arrests have been done in the similar incidents after Prime Minister announced to scrap the legal tender of Rs 500 and Rs 100 currency notes.