Mumbai: 3 detained with Rs 10 crore in scrapped denomination

Police is verifying the claims made by the person and have also informed the Income Tax Department about the matter.

Mumbai: 3 detained with Rs 10 crore in scrapped denomination

Three persons, who were carrying Rs 10 crore of demonetised Rs 500 notes and Rs 10 lakh of Rs 2000 denomination, have been detained at Chheda Nagar junction in Chembur, Mumbai.

According to a report in DNA, a police official was quoted as saying that the car was going from Ghatkopar towards Vashi. Six gunny bags filled with cash were kept in the car, of which three were in the duct, the report said.

The report added that the traffic police asked driver to stop at Chheda Nagar naka but when the car did not stop, the police followed them on a bike for around half a mile and caught them around 5:30pm.

One of the detainee producing an ID card of bank, claiming that they are from Baidyanath Co-operative Bank and were taking the cash to their Pimpri-Chinchwad branch in Pune from Ghatkopar branch.

"Normally the bank money goes in a box sealed and locked with security but there was no security. Also cash was kept in gunny bags kept," Said Head Constable Sampat Mhaske who along with his colleague, Vitthal Vidhate had intercepted the car.