NIA seizes over Rs80 cr of demonetised currency from Kanpur resident

Demonetised currency worth Rs 80 crore seized from Kanpur

The money allegedly belongs to a businessman Ashok Khatri and his knowns.

Demonetised currency worth crores found from a locked house.

The police said a raid was conducted at the residential premises of a person in Kanpur following information of presence of demonetised currency worth crores at the location.

Another officer said the raid was conducted in Seesamau pocket of Kanpur and some people were detained from a hotel in Swaroop Nagar pocket.

In November 2016 after a sudden step of the government towards demonetization, the government declared to deposit all the old notes of Rs. 500 & Rs. 100 within just 1 month and banned completely the same since 1 January 2017.

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UP police busts biggest haul of old notes in Kanpur. "Raid was conducted, RBI and I-T dept officials informed, final amount not ascertained as search and counting underway, questioning on", AK Meena, Senior Superintendent of Police, Kanpur told ANI. "We are looking if there was any involvement of government officers", police sources told PTI.

Following a tip-off, the SSP Kanpur formed several teams headed by SP (East) Anurag Arya and SP (West) Gaurav Grover.

Arrested persons are from different regions including Lucknow, Mirzapur and also Hyderabad.

They divulged information about the builder involved in converting black money into white by exchanging the old currency notes, leaving the quizzing sleuths wondering as to how this could have been possible without the involvement of bank staff. The agency also suspects that the accused were planning to covert the demonetised notes into legal currency through some illicit means.

Among the arrested, two are from Andhra Pradesh and one from Maharashtra.

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