Within a span of less than 12 hours, Gurgaon Police, in two separate incidents, arrested four people for carrying several lakhs in old Rs 1,000 notes between Monday and Tuesday. Police said that in both incidents, the currency seized “appears to be black money”.
In the first incident, police seized around Rs 15 lakh from Pramod Gupta, a resident of Subhash Nagar, at 9 pm on Monday. Police said Pramod had Rs 15 lakh in scrapped Rs 1,000 notes , “wrapped in white paper”.
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“We received information that a man named Pramod Gupta — dressed in a black sweater — was making plans regarding exchange of a large sum of money near Prem Mandir in New Colony,” said sub-inspector Sandeep Kumar, who led the team that made the arrest.
Police said that during questioning, Pramod revealed that the money had been given to him by a property dealer who wanted it exchanged. The businessman had offered him a 30 per cent commission for the job, he told police.
Eight hours later, three men in a Mercedes were arrested near Sector 29 police station after a police team found Rs 35 lakh in scrapped Rs 1,000 notes in their car.
“All three accused are between 30 and 40 years of age, and are businessmen working in the IT sector,” said Vishal Kumar, Station House Officer (SHO), Sector 29 Police Station.
He added, “It appears to be black money, but only further investigations can confirm this. The I-T department has been informed and they are conducting a probe in the matter as well.”