NIA seizes over Rs80 cr of demonetised currency from Kanpur resident

On the information passed on by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), Uttar Pradesh police have recovered demonetised notes worth about Rs 100 crore from an under-construction house in Swarup Nagar area of the city on Tuesday. "A raid was conducted by teams of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and Income Tax (IT) department officials", an official told ANI. They were arrested along with the builder.

On Wednesday Kanpur Police raid at the premises of a resident of Kanpur and collected a huge amount from his locked room.

"AK Meena, SSP, Kanpur Received information of presence of demonetised currency worth crores at a person's residential premises in Kanpur, a raid was conducted, RBI and I-T dept officials informed, a final amount not ascertained as search and counting underway". The recovered banned notes made up a bed-sized stack of cash.

The Kanpur Police have seized Rs 96 crore in demonetised notes from the possession of 16 people, including a businessman and a lecturer from a government degree college.

The Police named the owner of the house as Ashok Khatri, who has a money exchange business.

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Several of the arrested people are from Lucknow, Mirzapur and Hyderabad.

Earlier, the NIA had recovered Rs 36.34 crore in demonetised currency in Delhi in November past year.

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

According to NIA official, the currency may belong to four to five individuals or the leading detergent maker.

Earlier, in November last, the NIA had recovered Rs 36.34 crore in old notes in Delhi and arrested nine persons in connection with its probe into Jammu and Kashmir terror funding. Download The for your device.


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