Demonetised notes worth Rs 100 cr seized in Kanpur

In one of the biggest note seizures since demonetisation, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and Uttar Pradesh Police on Wednesday seized old Rs 500 and 1000 currency notes worth an estimated Rs 100 crore from a locked house in Kanpur.

The house where the raid was conducted is reportedly owned by Ashok Khatri, who runs a money exchange business.

The RBI and Income Tax officials have been informed, Meena said.

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.

The wads of currency notes in the denomination of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 were neatly stacked inside the bed and kept in suitcases and also stuffed in sacks, the photographs of which went viral in the electronic media. Officials said that the matter has been transferred to the IT department for investigating the source of those banned notes. All of them were arrested on Tuesday.

Initially, they tried to mislead police, but later during intensive interrogation, they broke down and confessed their crime, the SSP said.

Simultaneously raid was conducted at the under construction house of Khatri near Gole Chauraha in and demonetized currency amounting to Rs 96.60 crore was seized from there.

Anand Kumar, Uttar Pradesh ADG (Law & order) said at least 16 people have been arrested till now in connection with the case.

Seven people were intercepted by an NIA team in the capital's Connaught Place area when they were carrying 28 cartons filled with demonetised Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes in four vehicles - BMW X3, Hyundai Creta SX, Ford EcoSport and BMW X1, an NIA spokesperson said.

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