Days after Karnataka Income Tax Department recovered over Rs 6 crore unaccounted cash, of which Rs 5.7 were in the new currency, from four government officials in the state, another seizure was reported from Udupi.
Udupi police recovered Rs 71 lakh new currency from three car-borne persons in Karkala on Thursday.
According to The Hindu, the police team led by Udupi Circle Inspector Joy Antony got a tip-off and started checking vehicles plying on Udupi-Karkala road.
At around 7 p.m., they stopped a brown car (KA 19 MA 7629).
After they found Rs 71 lakh, all in Rs 2000 notes, stored in a plastic bag in the car, the police called the income tax officials. The persons failed to furnish necessary documents related to the cash.
The Times of India reports that the three persons have been identified as Imran, Asif and Deepak Shetty and they named three other persons Manzoor, Mohammed and Rasheed.
They reportedly told the police that the money belonged to Manzoor, Mohammed and Rasheed and that they were transporting the cash to Kudremukh for a business payment.
IT officials have slapped notices on all the six persons and sent them in the custody of tax officials in Mangaluru after seizing their car.