Old demonitised notes worth Rs 27 lakh seized, two held


Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate Police on Saturday seized huge amount of old and new currencies worth Rs 30 lakh detaining two persons in the case from nearby a noted jewellery showroom in the city here.

As per information, undercover police officials acting on a tip off police searched some areas near big jewelry shops in the city. Doubting a person who time and again made to and fro near the Kalyani Jewellers showroom they tip toed behind his trail and caught him conversing with another woman occupying a SUV vehicle.

During interrogation, police unearthed wads of notes from their possession. Old demonitised notes of Rs 1000 worth of 27 lakh and newly issued bills of Rs 2000 worth 3 lakh were recovered.

Both the accused identified to be Sumant Pradhan and Mamata Behera of Alasa village in Puri district were detained and their vehicle a Renault Duster model SUV bearing number OD33J8131 was also seized.

Police is trying to ascertain the reasons for their motives as their case has been handed over to the income tax department. Meanwhile, during the course of the investigation police has also seized some incriminating documents like cheque books, bill books, some cosmetic items of a particular company, money receipts.

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