Rs 1.60 crore seized in over a fortnight in Gurugram

Police have seized nearly Rs 1.60 crore, mostly in new Rs 2,000 and Rs 500 notes, in over a fortnight in Gurugram in Haryana, official statistics show.

IANS| Last Updated: Dec 19, 2016, 22:10 PM IST

Gurugram: Police have seized nearly Rs 1.60 crore, mostly in new Rs 2,000 and Rs 500 notes, in over a fortnight in Gurugram in Haryana, official statistics show.

But only one FIR (First Information Report) has been registered so far and no arrest has been made.

It was on November 28, a full 20 days after demonetisation, that police started a drive against people hoarding illegal cash in Gurugram. 

Of the total seized so far, Rs 95 lakh is in new notes and Rs 64 lakh in scrapped currency.

The last recovery was made from two persons near the Manesar bus stand on the Delhi-Jaipur-Mumbai highway on December 16 evening: Rs.9 lakh.

A day earlier, cash amounting to nearly Rs 50 lakh, of which almost a third was in new Rs 2,000 and Rs 500 notes, was seized from two separate places.

Cash totalling Rs 7.92 lakh was seized in new currency on December 13 and Rs 2,000 notes worth Rs 10 lakh was found on December 9.

Cash worth Rs 17 lakh in new currency was seized from three men in a car from DLF area on December 7.

On November 28, police recovered Rs 15 lakh in demonetised currency. More seizures happened on other days.

None of the accused carrying the cash was arrested, police said, adding that the matter had been handed over to the Income Tax Department.