Maharashtra police has seized 10.10 crore rupees after intercepting a vehicle in suburban Chembur in eastern Mumbai and detained three persons.

A senior official said the seizure included 10 crore rupees in old notes and 10 lakh rupees in new 2,000 rupee notes. Police found the notes stuffed in two gunny bags after they flagged down the car yesterday evening. The detainees claimed to have been employed with a cooperative bank in Pune district.

Police said one of them is the manager in Pimpri Chinchwad branch of the Vaidyanath Urban Cooperative Bank and told the police the cash belonged to the bank. The other two also claimed they are also employees of the bank.

Police are verifying the record. All the three detainees claimed that the vehicle was transporting notes from Ghatkopar branch of the bank to Pune. The police is verifying their claim and will seek help from the Income Tax Department.

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