Eight persons were detained by Noida Police after a car with more than 2 crore rupees in cash was found abandoned in Sector 58 on Thursday night. According to the police, the cash is believed to be for hawala transactions, and counting of the cash that has been confiscated is still ongoing.
The arrested people have been identified as Jayanti Bhai from Ahmedabad, Sandip Sharma from Delhi, Vinay Kumar from Delhi, Abhijeet Hazra from North West Bengal, Rohit Jain from Noida Sector-56, Vipul from Delhi, Minesh Shah from Mumbai and Anuj from Indore.
Soon after the recovery by the police, the officials from the Income Tax Department reached the spot.
"It was anticipated that the hawala network would get 2 crore. All those who have been apprehended are currently being questioned, "police reported.
The police had received information about the possible deal of hawala in Sector 55.
"The police station Sector 58 got information that some people doing hawala business are coming to do a deal in Sector-55, who have a lot of cash. The police team from Sector 55 Noida took quick action on the information and arrested eight people," said police.