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5 Arrested With Demonetised Currency Worth Rs 49 Lakh: Gurugram

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| March 4 , 2018 , 14:51 IST

A total of 5 people were arrested by Gurugram police on Sunday for the possession of demonetised currency. The police have also seized over Rs 4.9 million in demonetised currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000.

As per the police reports the accused were trying to change the demonetised notes with new ones on March 1. All 4 accused belongs to Delhi.

The police's crime branch received information about four youths carrying old notes, following that a team of police immediately intercepted their car at the Himgiri Chowk at Sector 10.

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While providing the details Gurgaon police PRO Ravinder Kumar said, "We have arrested them and seized the car. During the search, the police team found a suitcase containing 4.99 million old currency notes."

Sanjay Lal, Bithal Keser, Lucky Sharma, and Satya Narayan Mandal were arrested on the spot.

Kumar said, "During interrogation, Sanjay Lal revealed that Rajesh Kumar Miglani, a Noida-based resident, had given the old notes."

On Friday, police team set up a honey trap for catching the fifth man Miglani involved in the crime. Team asked Sanjay to contact Miglani and informed him that the job had been done.

"He fixed a meeting at the AIIMS metro station. When Miglani came at AIIMs, the police team arrested him," Kumar said.

A case under relevant IPC sections has been registered at the Sector 10 police station.

The central government On 8 November 2016 announced the demonetisation of all 500 and 1000 banknotes.