Crime and Accident

Police recovers Rs 4 lakh, including in new currency

Police recovers Rs 4 lakh, including in new currency

Jaipur: Police today recovered Rs 4 lakh, including one lakh in new Rs 2000 currency, from three persons in Churu district while one of their accomplice managed to flee with another bag carrying approximately same amount of money, officials said.

We have received a tip-off about a car full of cash coming from Sriganganagar to Churu, police officials said, adding they established multiple check points in Taranagar and Bhaleri highway to trap the accused.

The accused even tried to spill the currency on the highway to avoid the police, but they were intercepted and detained by the police, SHO Shyam Singh told PTI.

However, one of their accomplice managed to flee with another bag carrying another Rs 4 lakh, he said.

The accused had come to exchange the new notes with the old ones against 35 per cent commission.

All the accused are resident of Sriganganagar district and had fixed a deal with a Churu-based dealer, Singh added.

The police have seized the cash under Section 102 of the CrPc and informed the income tax department about the matter for further investigation.