Crime and Accident

New notes worth Rs 61 lakh seized in Jaipur

New notes worth Rs 61 lakh seized in Jaipur
A cashier displays the new 2000 Indian rupee banknotes inside a bank in Jammu, November 15, 2016. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta/File photo

Jaipur: Police have seized unaccounted cash worth Rs 61 lakh in new notes from a car on a highway here.

Following a tip off, the car which was coming from Niwai area was stopped and checked in which new currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 2000 were recovered yesterday in Shivdaspura area, DCP (South) Manish Agrawal said.

The car driver Mukesh Jain, a resident of Tonk district, said that the money belonged to one Pradeep Agrawal and he was going to hand it over to his known person in Jaipur, he said.

The Income Tax department has been informed about the recovery and the matter is being probed further, Agrawal said.