Police today detained four persons with demonetised currency notes of Rs 83.5 lakh face value from near Gamri village in Devgadh Baria tehsil of Dahod district. Acting on a tip-off that four persons from Surat were carrying demonetised currency notes and were going towards Dahod in a SUV, Devgarh Baria police intercepted them near the village and recovered the money. Of the seized notes, 13,833 are of Rs 500 denomination, while 1,434 are of Rs 1,000 denomination, said Devgarh Baria police sub inspector Bariva Rabari. "We had received information that four persons from Surat were carrying demonetised currency towards Dahod. Upon searching their vehicle, we found a bag full of notes.
We detained four persons in this connection under relevant sections of Cr PC," he said. Rabari said that the four persons have been identified as Pritesh Patel, Ketan Mehsuriya, Naresh Ahir, and Chirag Patel. While three of them are from Surat, Chirag Patel is from Navsari, he said. "We are yet to ascertain the motive. Officials of the Enforcement Directorate have been informed and further investigation is on," he said.
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