December 17, 2016 2:48:48 am
The DN Nagar police on Friday seized new notes amounting to Rs 1.4 crore from a Toyota car during a routine naka-bandi in Juhu, Andheri West. Four people, including the driver, have been detained by the police. According to police, the money belongs to a gold trader in Opera House named Vishal Zaveri, who was travelling in the vehicle with new notes packed in polythene bags.
The incident occurred at 7 pm near Juhu Tara complex on Juhu Versova link road. The Toyota car, licence plate number MH 48 AC 5152, was stopped in a routine exercise by the police. “They were behaving suspiciously. On inspection, the new notes were found,” said senior police inspector Dhanaji Nalawade. Two more people were accompanying Zaveri in the car apart from the driver. All four were interrogated by the police on Friday night.
“We have also informed the I-T department so they can investigate the claims made by the persons,” said Nalawade.
Zaveri said in his statement that he had sold gold in cash and was carrying the new currency was his payment.
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