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Rs 3.36 crore demonetised currency seized, 3 arrested

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Surat, Aug 18: Three persons were arrested today and demonetised notes with a face value of Rs 3.36 crore was seized from them in Surat's Khatodara locality, police said.

Rs 3.36 crore demonetised currency seized, 3 arrested

Acting on a tip-off, police mounted a search of vehicles in the area and found the demonetised notes, of Rs 1000 and Rs 500 denominations, in a car, a Surat police press release informed.

It added that the seizure comprises 24,000 notes of Rs 500 denomination, totalling Rs 1.20 crore, and 21,600 notes of Rs 1000 denomination with a face value of Rs 2.16 crore, apart from three mobile phones.

Police identified the three arrested persons, who were travelling in the car at the time, as Gagansinh Rajput, Mohammad Ali Sheikh and Latif Sheikh.

A case has been registered and further investigations were underway, an official said.

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