Police on Tuesday seized demonetised currency notes worth Rs 42 lakh and detained two persons travelling in a Maharashtra state transport bus which was on its way from Nasik to Ahmedabad.
“The police had received a tip-off that liquor was being illegally transported in a bus and as such were checking buses on the Udhna main road,” said an official from Udhna police station.
During the checking in the early hours, police found a bag full of demonetised currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000. Two persons who claimed to own the bag have been detained in this connection, police said.
The bag had 3,233 scrapped notes of Rs 500 denomination, and 2,589 notes of Rs 1,000 denomination.
Police said that the Income Tax department was informed about the seizure.