Khandeshwar police on Sunday arrested 6 people and seized New currency worth Rs 35 lakh (all notes of Rs 2000) along with 2 kilograms gold biscuits valued at Rs 55.96 lakh. Police got a tip from sources about them and were intervened near Panvel-Matheran Road in Nav-Mumbai.
According to the police, the six people detained has been identified as Raghunath Bhimrao Mohite (30), Santosh Sarjerao Pawar (30) and Suryakant Jagannath Kande (32), Tanaji Ishwar Metkare (43), Devaram Pusaram Sonalki (32), Khumaram Kularam Choudhary (38). Police said out of the six people four are the jewellery owner of Pune while two people are from Navi Mumbai.
On Sunday, police source informed about a Indica Car with a Pune registration number that had huge cash of new currency in it. Police on civil dress laid a trap near New Panvel area on Panvel-Matheran road. After waiting for an hour, police noticed an Indica car which was stopped by the police. On checking police found a plastic bags in which new currency was kept along with gold biscuits.
The six were immediately arrested and were taken to Khandeshwar police station for interrogation. Police then immediately informed Income Tax Department for the further investigation.
Speaking to Mumbai Cutting, Senior Police Inspector Jairaj Chhapriya of Khandeshwar Police Station said, ‘we believe the six had exchange black money into white and were on way to home. Its a huge amount, we suspect bank employee or manager role in it. We have not registered FIR but made a station diary entry. Further the investigation is going on.