Police today seized cash worth Rs 20 lakh in scrapped Rs 1,000 notes from a vehicle at Vartej crossroads near Bhavnagar district of Gujarat.
Babusinh Parmar, a construction contractor from Palitana, was carrying the currency notes on his four-wheeler allegedly after collecting them from a relative living in Bhavnagar, and was on his way to his home town in Palitana in the same district, police said.
Police stopped his car and found out that he was in an inebriated state. When his vehicle was checked, Rs 20 lakh in Rs 1,000-currency notes was recovered from his vehicle and he was detained.
“When asked about the source of the money and where he was carrying it, Parmar said that he had collected the money from his relative living in Bhavnagar,” Vartej police official said.
“Parmar was booked under relevant sections of the motor vehicle act for drunk driving. He was detained and cash was seized and handed over to the Income Tax department,” the official said