Investigators on Tuesday seized more than Rs 19.4 crore and made several arrests in separate cases across the country. In most of the cases, the money recovered was in the new Rs 2,000 notes, issued after Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 bills were demonetised.
Here are some of the cases:
- The Central Bureau of Investigation registered 10 cases involving officials from banks and post offices in Bengaluru and Hyderabad. Officials seized Rs 17.36 crore in total from them, ANI reported.
- The Balaghat Police in Madhya Pradesh seized Rs 15.40 lakh, most of which was in the new Rs 2,000 notes, according to ANI.
- The Gujarat Police found and confiscated Rs 19.67 lakh after it conducted a raid at a house in Vadodara for illegal liquor. Of the whole amount, Rs 15 lakh was in Rs 2,000 denominations.
- In Maharashtra, the Thane Police recovered Rs 9.76 lakh, and arrested three people in Ulhasnagar.
- Rs 52 lakh in Rs 2,000 notes was seized from a gang of ten dacoits in Hyderabad. They were all arrested.
- Rs 1.35 lakh in Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 denominations were seized from four passengers who arrived at the Delhi airport from Kabul.
Earlier on Tuesday, the CBI arrested a senior Reserve Bank of India official and two others in Bengaluru for allegedly laundering large sums of demonetised currency. The agency found Rs 1.51 crore in Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 bills and Rs 16 lakh in the new notes on them. RBI Deputy Governor SS Mundra, however, said the arrested official was a junior functionary.
These cases are the latest in a series of raids carried out by the CBI and other investigative agencies following the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes. Seven people in Karnataka were arrested on Monday after the Enforcement Directorate seized Rs 93 lakh in the new Rs 2,000 currency notes from them. On the same day, police in Assam seized around Rs 1.55 crore in Rs 2,000 notes and Rs 75,000 in Rs 500 bills from a businessman’s house in Guwahati.