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Rs 67 lakh cash seized from car in Pune

Pune:City police seized Rs 67 lakh cash, of which Rs 62 lakh were in new Rs 2,000 denomination notes, from five people travelling in a car in Wakad locality near here in the wee hours today.

A senior police officer attached to Wakad police station said 3,110 notes of Rs 2,000 denomination worth Rs 62.20 lakh and 4,800 notes of Rs 100 worth Rs 4.80 lakh were seized.

“During patrolling, our police personnel spotted a car in Wakad area in the wee hours. As the five occupants of the car were suspicious-looking, the police team searched the vehicle and found the cash inside,” the officer said.

When the policemen questioned them, all the five people started giving evasive answers, he said.

“We recovered the cash and the Income Tax department has been alerted,” the officer added.