Rs 34 lakh in new, old currency seized in Gujarat


Ahmedabad, Nov 23: Police on Wednesday seized new and demonetised currency notes totalling Rs 34.4 lakh and a gold biscuit from two places in Ahmedabad and Jamnagar in Gujarat and detained four persons.

Police said Rs 12.44 lakh in cash, including Rs 10.60 lakh in new Rs 2,000 notes, was seized in Ahmedabad’s Satellite area from a car during a search operation.

Three persons – Virbhadra Jadeja, Pravin Mali and Yajvendra Parmar – were detained. A gold biscuit has been seized from their possession, police Inspector M.U. Mashi said.

The men were handed over to the Income Tax department for interrogation, he said.

In a separate incident, police intercepted a car near Bhadra Patiya village in Jamnagar’s Jodiya taluka late on Tuesday night and seized Rs 22 lakh, mostly in old currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000.

A real estate contractor identified as Raja Madam was detained with the currency notes, police said.