PALAKKAD: The investigation into the car which was found abandoned at Chithalai near Alathur has been taken up by the Madukkarai police.
A group of men dressed in police uniform had waylaid a car which was going from Chennai to Malappuram and took away a large quantity of cash. There were four men in the car. The gang members, numbering five, took away the money from the L&T junction in Madukkarai and abandoned the car at Alathur.
Since the car was lying in Alathur for two days it was the locals who informed the police. Subsequently the Madukkarai police arrived and took the car into custody. The four persons had sold gold and was returning to Malappuram with the money when they were waylaid by five persons. Of them two were in police uniform. The two persons dressed in police uniform had said
that they were investigating the source of hawala money. After the car was taken near the Madukkarai police station, the four persons were asked to get down to search the car. When the four got down, the gang members got into the car and drove it away into Kerala. There was around Rs 4 crore in cash in the car. One of the four persons in the car, Akbar of Malappuram had lodged a complaint in the Coimbatore police station on Thursday afternoon.
The locals in Alathur said that there were two persons in the car. They alighted from the car and got into another car which had no number plates and drove away.
Madukkarai DySP G Krishnamurthy inspected the vehicle. Forensic experts also inspected the vehicle.