IT Raids in Delhi Hotel: Income Tax Department has succeeded to nab the five people with over Rs 3core in banned currency notes from a hotel in Delhi. The joint raid was conducted by the Delhi Police and the I-T department.
As per the reports, the raid was carried out at a hotel in Karol Bagh in the national capital. The agencies observed that the notes were packed in a way so that scanning machines could not detect.
“Based on secret information, the Crime Branch conducted a joint raid with Income Tax officials late last night at Taksh Inn in Karol Bagh and found five persons in two rooms of the hotel carrying a total amount of Rs 3.25 crore” said Ravindra Yadav, Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime).
Money belongs to Bombay-based hawala operators
The sleuths have found that money belongs to Bombay-based hawala operators during interrogation to accused. IT dept is conducting further inquiry. The team of sleuths was raided on Hotel Taksh Inn where they found five persons in the Room No.202 and 206 named Ansari Abuzar, Fazal khan, Ansari Affan from Mumbai, Ladu Ram from Rajasthan and Mahaveer Singh from Jodhpur were held.
A total amount of Rs 3.25 crores in demonetized currency recovered during IT raids in Delhi Hotel which was kept in a different suitcase and cardboard box. According to reports, the experts who packed the notes were used a special type of tape and wires, which passes through X-ray also without being detected.
I-T dept is analyzing the mobile of accused to get details of other hawala operators
At the same time, IT Department has seized the cash and is examining the mobile details which allegedly contain details of many other hawala operators.
There have been a huge amount of old currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 post demonetization seized by the I-T department during raids across the country. On Wednesday, Customs’ officers caught at airport a couple returning from Bangkok, who were trying to smuggle 16kg gold in diapers.