Bhubaneswar: The government railway police (GRP) in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday found Rs 4.5 lakh, all in Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 old notes, dumped in the toilet of Delhi-Bhubaneswar Rajdhani Express here.
“We seized Rs 4.5 lakh of demonetised notes from the toilet of a Rajdhani coach (B-6). The cash was thrown in the toilet. We have handed over the money to the income tax officials. We are trying to find out who dumped the money,” SP (GRP) Sanjay Kaushal said.
GRP sources said three persons of Kendrapada district have been detained on suspicion of dumping the banned notes in the train’s toilet. “Some passengers near Kharagpur found the toilet locked from inside for several minutes. Sensing foul, they informed the railway protection force (RPF) personnel. When the RPF knocked the door, the trio opened the toilet room,” said a GRP officer.
“We found some old currency notes found scattered in the toilet. The trio feigned ignorance. Since it was a bio-toilet, we checked its chamber and found huge quantities of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes. Had it been a normal toilet, the cash would have been flushed on to the track,” the officer added. The GRP also sought a list of travelers of B-6 from the railways to know their details.