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2 held with Rs 25 lakh cash in new currency in Pune

Pune: Rs 25 lakh cash in 2,000 rupee notes were today seized from two persons at the Pune Railway Station here, officials said.

“During general checking, the police team questioned two passengers on the basis of suspicion who had come from Varanasi by the Gyan Ganga Express,” said Sanjay Satav, senior inspector, Government Railway Police, Pune division.

“The team asked them what was there in their bags. Since both the passengers started giving vague and misleading answers, they were taken to the GRP police station, where they were found to be having Rs 25 lakh cash in Rs 2,000 currency notes,” Satav added.

He said as per their statement, the cash belongs to a paper mill in Varanasi and they had come here to distribute salaries of some of their employees.

“We have informed the Income Tax department, who will investigate the matter,” Satav added.