Two arrested with banned notes worth INR 3.18 million

BIRGUNJ: Two persons including one Indian national have been arrested in possession of banned Indian currency notes with face value of INR 3.18 million from Birgunj Metropolitan City-6, on Tuesday, police said.

District Police Office (DPO), Parsa identified the arrestees as Rohit Kesari of Bihar in India and Chitranjan Prasad of Kalaiya in Bara district.

According to Superintendent of Police (SP) Rewati Dhakal, the suspects along with the seized currency were made public at the DPO today.

He further said police had intercepted a motorbike (Na 27 Pa 38) before arresting the duo who were on their way to Birgunj from Raxual at Sankaracharya gate in the metropolis during a routine security yesterday.

Police seized the defunct banknotes with face value of INR 2.78 million strapped on the body of Rohit Kesari and INR 400,000 from pillion rider Chitranjan Prasad, SP Dhakal shared.

Meanwhile, the arrested-duo along with the seized demonetised Indian banknotes have been sent to Hariharbhawan-based Department of Revenue Investigation for further investigation and action today itself.