Surat police seize Rs 76 lakh in new Rs 2000 currency, 4 held

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Gujarat, Dec 10, 2016: Surat police on Friday arrested four persons with currency notes of Rs 2,000 denomination worth Rs 76 lakh from a car in Sachin GIDC area, two of whom belong to Nasik and one is a fashion designer.

On Friday morning, police intercepted a car with Maharashtra registration near Classic Complex in Sachin GIDC area and during the search found 38 bundles of the Rs 2,000 tender, with total face value of Rs76 lakh, Surat Police said in a statement.

Police took custody of the currency and intimated Surat Income Tax department officials to carry out the further probe.

Those travelling in the car are identified as Girish Patel, a resident of Valsad and a farmer, Rajkumar Singh, a businessman residing in Nasik, Arun Kashinath Amutar, also from Nasik and Dipti Patel, a resident of Chikhli in Navsari district and a fashion designer by profession.

Sachin GIDC police had intimated Income Tax department officials to assist and interrogate all the four people. On Thursday, the Tapi police had seized Rs 13 lakh (Rs 10 lakh in demonetised notes), from person travelling in an SUV claiming to be employees of Bharatiya Micro Credit, a firm that has partnered with the central government to execute livelihood schemes.

 Wefornews Bureau

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