In the second major haul in as many days of high denomination Indian currency notes, cash totalling Rs 58,000 and Nepal currency worth Rs six lakh were seized from two customs officials in Pallia town on India-Nepal border, police said on Sunday. The Indian currency was in the denomination of Rs 2000, Kheri Superintendent of Police Manoj Kumar Jha told reporters.
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The recovery, made last night on a tip off, comes a day after border guarding force Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) men at Khakhraula outpost in Tikonia police limits seized Indian currency worth over Rs 98, 000 in old high-value notes and Nepal currency worth over Rs two lakh from a youth dealing in note exchange.
Jha said no satisfactory explanation was received on how the Nepal currency as well as new Indian currency in such a large quantity reached the customs officials. The seizure was made from a hotel in Pallia town on India-Nepal border.
“A letter is being sent to higher officials of customs department regarding the recovery of the currency and involvement of a customs superintendent and a customs inspector, who were posted at Gaurifanta on the border,” he said.
“Income Tax department and Enforcement Directorate officials have also been intimated for further probe and registration of FIR if required,” he added.