Demonetised forex notes with the face worth of Rs 4.76 crore had been recovered in Gujarat’s Godhra city and two individuals had been held on this connection, police stated at present.
The 2 males had been arrested following a raid carried out by the Particular Operations Group (SOG) of Godhra police on Tuesday evening, a press release issued by the state Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) stated. The ATS had given a tip-off about it.
Through the raid, the police caught Zuber Hayat and Farookh Chhota. Nevertheless, key accused, Idrish Hayat, managed to flee throughout the operation, it stated.
Primarily based on a particular tip-off that some individuals had been concerned in unlawful transactions of scrapped notes, the Godhra SOG first raided a spot close to Med Circle and recovered 5 bundles of such notes of Rs 1,000 denomination from Chhota, it stated.
After his interrogation, the SOG group reached Dhantya Plot space of Godhra and located a number of bundles of outdated forex notes hidden in a automotive and a home owned by Idrish Hayat and his son Zuber.
Whereas Idrish managed to esccape, his son was caught by the police, the ATS stated.
Police have collectively recovered 9,312 notes of Rs 1,000 and 76,739 notes of Rs 500 denomination, with the whole face worth of Rs 4,76,81,500.
“Idrish Hayat is already dealing with related costs and he’s lacking for the reason that final two years in a earlier case. The Godhra SOG will conduct additional probe about what the accused deliberate to do with these notes, which had been scrapped by the federal government in 2016,” Panchmahal Superintendent of Police, Leena Patil, stated.
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