Jamui (Bihar): In a joint operation, Bihar Police and West Bengal Police on Sunday recovered around Rs 1.7 crore belonging to HDFC Bank from three villages of Jamui district and arrested 10 persons in this connection.
Jamui Superintendent of Police Upendra Prasad Singh said the recovered money is a part of a consignment of Rs 4 crore cash belonging to HDFC Bank, which had fallen from a cash van in Kolkata on September 9 this year. “A few hawkers were present at the spot where the bundle of currency notes fell from the cash van. They distributed the money among themselves and fled away. The police there started investigations right away and recently approached us for help,” Singh said.
The SP said that acting on intelligence inputs a joint operation was planned and raids were conducted since this morning in the three villages under Laxmipur police station area. He said that the search operation was still underway and more money is expected to be recovered. Ten persons have been arrested in this connection, police said.