Delhi Police has seized over Rs 49 lakh in old high-value currency notes from a man, who was taking the money to Haryana, on Tikri border in west Delhi. 

Dinesh was on Sunday driving towards Haryana in a SUV when his vehicle was stopped and on searching, a bag containing Rs 49,96,000 was found, a senior police officer said. 

"We received a tip-off about a man going towards Jhajjar with a high amount of demonetised currency notes. Dinesh was detained around noon at the Tikri border with the money," the officer said. Dinesh told police that he works as a driver for Pitampura resident Anij Gupta, who is into finance and it was his employer's money that he was carrying, he said. 

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It is suspected that Gupta had either given Dinesh the money to get it exchanged for new notes or to make a payment to someone in Haryana, he added. The money has been seized and the IT Department informed. Further investigation is underway.

On November 18, Nazer-e-Alam, a resident of Gorakhpur, was arrested with Rs 96 lakh in old currency notes of Rs 1,000 denominations. He was carrying a bag with Rs 96 lakh and couldn't offer any satisfactory explanation for possessing such a huge amount of cash. 

On November 17, police had seized 500 demonetised notes of Rs 1,000 denominations from an employee of a West Bengal-based firm, onboard Sealdah-Delhi Rajdhani train. Police had detained a paediatrician with Rs 69,86,000 in Rs 100 denominations in central Delhi's Paharganj area on November 16. 

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