TT, Siliguri, March 26: The Siliguri metropolitan police today arrested four persons and recovered Rs 9.47 lakh from their car in scrapped currency notes.
The notes were in denominations of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000.
A police officer said: "During a routine inspection of vehicles at Darjeeling More here this afternoon, our officers felt suspicious and searched a Maruti Celerio and recovered old notes which were bundled and concealed.
There were 1,494 notes of Rs 500 (Rs 7,47,000) and 200 notes of Rs 1,000 (Rs 2,00,000), the officer informed.
The four persons in the car could not provide documents or valid reason as to why they were carrying such a huge amount of scrapped notes.
The quartet have been arrested and the vehicle was seized, the officer said. The arrested are Param Bahadur Darnal who is from Siliguri, Ram Shankar Kushwaha from Madhya Pradesh, Passang Tamang and Bikram Kalikote, both residents of Tadong in Sikkim.
According to the police, the quartet would be produced in a court here tomorrow.