A traffic Sergent stopped a taxi for security check at Brabourne Road area under Howrah Bridge Traffic Guard limits and recovered two sacks filled with banned Rs 500 notes. Two passengers of the taxi, Sushil Kumar Shukla and Saurav Mukherjee were arrested as they failed to show valid documents against the currency. They were arrested under Section 41 of the CrPC and will be produced to a city court tomorrow.
The accused are residents of Kolkata and were traveling by taxi to M G Road. The taxi driver told the police that those persons boarded his taxi from Golabari area in Kolkata’s twin city Howrah and were going towards M. G. Road.
During primary interrogation the duo claimed that the owner of the money was a businessman of city’s Posta area, Kishen Bajaj. They were employees to drop the money before him. According to police, Bajaj deals in iron and garments. Police are interrogating Bajaj, and the income tax department has been informed.
Days after the central government’s demonetization order came into force, two sacks filled with torn and mutilated banned Rs.500 and Rs.1000 notes worth over 2 crore were recovered from a garbage dump in south Kolkata’s Tollygunge area on Nov 13.
On Wednesday, Hare Street police booked two middle-aged men for depositing FICN (Fake Indian Currency Notes) worth Rs.24,000 in a local bank. The accused, identified as Santosh Singh and his brother Loknath Singh, are the residents of city’s Lake Town area. They went to a bank in Ganesh Chandra Avenue area and allegedly tried to deposit at least 24 fake 1000 Rs notes.
A senior official of Kolkata Police’s Special Task Force (STF) said that they will be produced before a special court tomorrow.