Rs 2000 notes withdrawn: Two held while on way to deposit Rs 6 lakh of Chhattisgarh Naxalite commander
Three bundles of Rs 2000 notes, each totalling Rs 2 lakh, 11 passbooks of different banks, pamphlets of Naxalites were seized from them, he said.Madvi confessed Naxalite commander Mallesh had given him Rs 8 lakh in Rs 2000 notes to deposit in various banks.
Two persons were arrested in Bijapur in Chhattisgarh with Rs 6 lakh in Rs 2000 notes allegedly belonging to a Naxalite commander, a police official said on Friday.
The Reserve Bank of India had recently announced the withdrawal of Rs 2000 notes from circulation and had asked people to deposit it in banks or get it exchanged till September 30.
Gajendra Madvi and Laxman Kunjam, residents of Basaguda area, were held on Thursday from Mahadev Ghat by a joint team of the district reserve guard and local police, Bijapur Superintendent of Police Anjneya Varshney said.
''They were nabbed while fleeing after spotting the mobile check post of police. Three bundles of Rs 2000 notes, each totalling Rs 2 lakh, 11 passbooks of different banks, pamphlets of Naxalites were seized from them,'' he said.
''Madvi confessed Naxalite commander Mallesh had given him Rs 8 lakh in Rs 2000 notes to deposit in various banks. A sum of Rs 50,000 was deposited in Punjab National Bank and Rs 48,000 in Union Bank into accounts held by Kunjam. A sum of Rs 38,000 was deposited in SBI and Rs 50,000 in Central Bank in Madvi's accounts,'' the SP said.
The duo was moving towards Rekhapali village to deposit Rs 6 lakh when they were apprehended, Varshney said, adding they have been charged under Chhattisgarh Public Security Act.
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