The Delhi police on Wednesday arrested a paediatrician for allegedly possessing around Rs 70 lakh in Rs 100 denomination in Paharganj area.
A passerby noticed the doctor, identified as Nallal, putting bundles of cash in his car and made a PCR call, said a police officer. Nallal was detained and it was found that he was carrying Rs 69,86,000 in Rs 100 denominations.
The accused told the police that a friend of his had given him the money to keep. He said that he was taking the cash to his house in Rajouri Garden.
The police said that the matter has been forwarded to the income tax department and has been taken up for probe.
On Wednesday in Osmanabad district of Maharashtra the Income Tax department seized around Rs 6 crore cash. Cash worth Rs 73 lakh in now defunct denominations of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 was seized from two cars near Nashik in Maharashtra on Thursday. In Chennai also officials of the Static Surveillance team seized Rs 7.85 crore from a van on November 10.