HIMACHAL PRADESH: Two men, who were allegedly transporting Rs 76 lakh in denominations of Rs 1, 000 and Rs 500 notes were arrested by the Himachal Pradesh police.
The men, identified as the employees of Ski Himalayan Company in Solangnala, Manali were trying to transport the money in a Toyota Fortuner vehicle across the state borders. The duo was apprehended by the police near Sunder Nagar in Mandi late on Thursday night. The money has been seized, said an official.
Deputy superintendent of Police, Mandi, Hitesh Lakhan Pal said,`` the money was wrapped in a gift pack. The vehicle was going towards Bilaspur from Manali. We registered a case and arrested two people.”
Meanwhile, the new currency notes in denominations of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 did not reach bank branches in Dharamsala today. Amid the public anxiety and subsequent demand, the currency chests of private and cooperative banks remained short of currency notes across the state.