Tracking suspicious activities of a Kerala origin trio led the city crime branch police in Bengaluru to discover Rs 4.12 crore stashed away with onions and potatoes. Mohamed Afzal, Abdul Naser and Shamshuddin, all natives of Kerala were arrested for attempting to transport the new currency notes illegally in a mini lorry with a Kerala registration number.
Following a tip-off about suspicious activities at a residential building in Kodigehalli police station limits, raids were conducted by the CCB officials on Monday. Amid 35 bags of onions and 10 bags of potatoes, the police found Rs 4.12 crore, all in new currency notes, stashed away. All three men who had a role to play in stashing of the money were arrested.
Further investigations revealed that the trio, without legal documentation or evidence of source, was attempting to transport the unaccounted money to Kerala under the guise of delivering vegetables to the markets there. A case has been registered and investigations are on to find more about the source of the money and who it was being delivered to in Kerala.