Himachal Police on Sunday seized Rs 24.64 lakh in the denomination of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes, which has been demonetised by the government, from two SUVs at Banikhet toll tax barrier here, a senior police official said. Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Dalhousie, Sagar Chander Sharma said that during a ‘naka’ (checkpost) set up by the police at Banikhet Toll tax barrier on the Chamba-Pathankot national highway, a sum of Rs 21.79 lakh was found in a Duster SUV.
Mixed currency notes of Rs 1000 and Rs 500 denomination were seized from the vehicle bearing a Chamba number.
In another Duster SUV, bearing registration number of Amritsar, Rs 2.85 lakh was recovered, the DSP said, adding these currency notes were in denomination of Rs 500.
The DSP said these currency notes were being handed over to the Income Tax department officials for further investigation.