Vadodara: Panchmahal police detained one of the prime accused involved in storing demonetised currency amounting to over Rs 4.76crore in face value in Godhra. Two persons were detained earlier on Tuesday.
According to sources in Panchmahal police, the seizure was made based on a tip off received from the state Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS). A large stash of cash was seized from Surat too in a similar way on Wednesday.
Sources said that while Farooq Ishak Chhota and Zuber Idris Hayat had been detained on Tuesday, Zuber’s father Idris Hayat escaped from Godhra.
Farooq, Zuber and Idris were allowed to go after questioning as they had only been detained under the Criminal Procedures Code for possession of suspicious items. Police sources said that the accused could be arrested formally too at a later stage after completing legal formalities.