Rs. 3.25 crore in demonetised currency seized from Delhi hotel

In a joint raid conducted by the Delhi Police and Income Tax at a hotel in Karol Bagh, New Delhi, police seized Rs. 3.25 crore in demonetised currency.

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In a joint raid conducted by the Delhi Police and Income Tax at a hotel in Karol Bagh, New Delhi, police seized Rs. 3.25 crore in demonetised currency.

Interrogation of five men allegedly carrying these notes revealed that the money belongs to Bombay based hawala operators.

“They have hired packaging specialists who pack these notes in such a manner that it was even undetectable by airport scanning machines,” said Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Ravindra Yadav.

Mr. Yadav said the joint exercise was conducted by the officials of Crime Branch and Income tax officials at Hotel Taksh Inn situated at 13 A/26, WEA Channa Market, Karol Bagh.

“On search of Room No. 202 & 206, five persons, identified as Ansari Anusar, Fazal Khan, Ansari Affan, [all from Mumbai] Ladu Ram and Mahaveer Singh, [both from Rajasthan] were found staying in different rooms,” said Mr. Yadav. More info

By Shubomoy Sikdar  www.thehindu.com

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