Demonetised notes worth Rs 100 crore seized from residential premises in Kanpur
18 January, 2018, 03:45 | Author: Darnell Patrick
Nearly Rs 100 crore in demonetised notes were seized in different places in Kanpur on Tuesday night, prompting some bankers to laugh it off as a worthless caper but others to spy the tip of a money-laundering operation.
The RBI and Income Tax officials have been informed, Meena said. They were arrested along with the builder.
The NIA conducted raids on the basis of inputs from the Uttar Pradesh Police and the raids are continuing, reports said, adding that the exact amount of money would be ascertained later.
It took cops complete one night to count the money stacked up in form of a bed of currency.
As on November 8, 2016, when the note-ban was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, there were 1,716.5 crore pieces of Rs 500 and 685.8 crore pieces of Rs 1,000 notes in circulation, totalling Rs 15.44 lakh crore.
Others arrested were Santosh Pathak and Sanjay Rai? both from Mirzapur, Ram Asrey, Dhirendra, Sanjeev Agarwal, Omkar Yadav, Ali Husain, and a woman from Andhar Pardesh, whose identity was not immediately known.
Initially the arrested persons tried to mislead police, but later during sustain grilling they broke down and confessed to their crime, the police said.
Earlier, the NIA had recovered Rs 36.34 crore in demonetised currency in Delhi in November previous year. Anurag Arya, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), City (Kanpur), said, "Police teams conducted raids at three hotels - Gagan, Bills and Namaskar - and caught 13 people with demonetised currency in hotel rooms".
According to NIA official, the currency may belong to four to five individuals or the leading detergent maker.
NIA got the information that huge amount of demonetised currency was being stored in an under construction house in the Swarup Nagar locality of Kanpur.
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