The police on Friday seized more than a crore in cash from searches at multiple locations across the country to clamp down on tax evasion post demonetisation. The new currency notes were seized from Haryana, Gujarat and Maharashtra and several people were arrested in connection with the seizures. In Gujarat, Rs 76 lakh was seized, in Haryana Rs 10 lakh and in Maharashtra Rs 85 lakh.
In Gujarat, the police arrested four people carrying new currency notes worth Rs 76 lakh in Surat. The Surat police seized currency notes of Rs 2,000 from a car in Sachin GIDC area detaining four persons, two of whom belong to Nasik and one is a fashion designer. Acting on specific input, the Sachin police staff intercepted a car under suspicion and questioned its passengers. Police sources said that the cash was brought from Nasik and it was likely to be delivered to a person in Sachin GIDC area. Sachin GIDC police had intimated the Income tax department officials to assist and interrogate all the four people.
In Haryana, the crime branch on Thursday night seized new currency notes approximately worth Rs 10 lakh during a search operation near Gurugram. The police are investigating the matter.
In Maharashtra, the Mumbai crime branch detained two persons and seized new currency notes worth Rs 85 lakh from Dadar. The cash was seized by unit 5 of the crime branch from Babasaheb Ambedkar road on Friday afternoon, Mumbai Police spokesperson Ashok Dudhe said. A probe is underway in this regard, the officer added.