The Delhi Police on Saturday recovered more than Rs 13 crore after it raided the office of T&T Law Firm in Greater Kailash-I area, NDTV reported. The cash recovered was in old and new banknotes, however, Rs 2.5 crore of the entire amount was in new currency. About Rs 7 crores were in old Rs 1,000 notes, Rs 3 crore were in Rs 100 denominations, NDTV added.
This has been the highest recovery of new banknotes from the national Capital so far, the report added. The cash was recovered from a place which resembled a “cash godown”, an investigator told The Hindu. The case will be handed over to the Income Tax department and “follow-up” raids were being conducted by the police, the English daily added.
On Saturday, the I-T department had also seized Rs 5.7 crore in Rs 2,000 notes, 90 lakh in old notes and more than 32 kg of gold from a ‘secret chamber’ of a hawala dealer in Karnataka’s Challakere torn, PTI reported.
On Thursday, Income Tax officials had seized currency notes amounting to Rs 90 crore and 100 kg of gold from Chennai. Surat police and IT officials had seized at least Rs 1.57 crore in new currency from various locations in Surat.
Earlier it was reported that currency and jewellery worth a total of Rs 130 crore had been seized ill December 6 since November 8 when the demonetisation drive was launched. Over 30 cases have been referred to the Enforcement Directorate and the Central Bureau of Investigation.