Palwal police have recovered over Rs 2 crore in old currency notes from two vehicles along the National Highway near Hodal early Tuesday morning.
According to police, the money was recovered from two cars — a Toyota Fortuner and a Hyundai Creta — that were travelling from Uttar Pradesh towards Palwal. “Palwal police had set up a checkpoint near the Ujina drain on Tuesday morning as part of an enforcement drive in the district. The drivers of the two vehicles panicked on seeing the checkpoint so they abandoned their vehicles and fled the spot,” said Sher Singh, PRO, Palwal police.
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On checking the two cars, police found bags full of demonetised currency, which, on counting, amounted to over Rs 2 crore.
“A case has been registered at Hodal police station under Sections 379 (theft) and 417 (cheating) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC),” said Moji Ram, DSP (Hodal).
He added, “The Income-Tax department has also been informed of the incident, and further investigations are being conducted. We are trying to track down the owners and drivers of the two vehicles.”