Delhi police on Thursday evening arrested two persons with Rs 27 lakh in new currency notes at the Nizamuddin Railway Station.
According to reports, Ajit Pal Singh, 41, and Rajender Kumar, 51, both residents of Pitampura in Delhi, were arrested by a team of Delhi Police Crime Branch. They worked for an industrialist, Sanjay Malik, who owns a pharmaceutical factory in Baddi, Himachal Pradesh.
“They were carrying Rs 27 lakh in new currency notes from Bandra in Mumbai to Nizamuddin Railway Station,” Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch) Ravindra Yadav said.
“The cash which Rajender and Ajit took from Mumbai belonged to Malik. He got his money (old notes) changed and also took commission from acquaintances. So far about Rs 1.5 crore of new currency has been brought from Mumbai,” Yadav said.
They travelled from Bandra to Delhi in the Sampark Kranti Express without ticket or any other valid identity card. They carried the Rs 27 lakh in new currency in a bag. The Income Tax Department and Intelligence Bureau officials, along with a team of the Crime Branch personnel, are jointly interrogating them.
“The police is looking for Sanjay Malik and other agents in Mumbai who are involved in this syndicate,” Yadav said.