Demonetised notes worth Rs 100 cr seized in Kanpur

Biggest Note Haul: Demonetised notes worth over Rs 100 crore seized from Kanpur house

Nearly Rs 100 crore in demonetised notes were seized in different places in Kanpur on Tuesday night, prompting some bankers to laugh it off as a worthless caper but others to spy the tip of a money-laundering operation.

A builder from Sisamau led the team to the site where the currency was stocked, an UP police official said. They were arrested along with the builder.

Police also raided three hotels from where 11 people were arrested.

Following the government banned 500 and 1000 rupee notes, hundreds of crores of the demonetized currency have been directed into the formal banking system of which a larger part of them is illegal.

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 cash includes demonetised notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 denominations worth Rs 97.60 crore. The recovered banned notes made up a bed-sized stack of cash.

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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.

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

The police declined to reveal the names of the arrested persons.

Police sources here on Wednesday said the currency belonged to five individuals and companies including a prominent detergent-maker.

"We received information of the presence of demonetised currency worth crores at a residential premises in Kanpur, a raid was conducted", said senior Police officer A.K. Meena, adding that the counting was still on.

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