The Uttar Pradesh Police and the National Investigation Agency on Wednesday seized demonetised currency notes to the tune of around Rs 97 crore from a locked house in Kanpur, ANI reported. A raid was conducted, and RBI and I-T department officials were informed about it. They were arrested along with the builder. It might be noted that Union government had banned currency notes particularly in the denomination of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 in November, 2016 to flush out black money, eliminate fake currency notes particand stop terror-funding. Senior Superintendent of Police Akhilesh Kumar Meena said today that Rs 95 crore belonged to Anand Khatri, the builder, and over a dozen others owned the remaining amount. They nabbed four men involved in the conversion of illegal money from the Swaroop Nagar area.
Following a tip-off, the SSP formed several teams headed by SP (East) Anurag Arya and SP (West) Gaurav Grover.
According to the police officials, they had arrested the concerned person and doing the further investigation to check out the involvement of another person if there is any.
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A few more people have also been arrested who had promised an exchange of the currency from the bank.
Once the builder was caught, he led to the site where the notes were stored. The raid was reportedly carried out by NIA with the help of the UP Police.
Among the other arrested accused are Santosh Pathak of Varanasi, Sanjay Kumar of Mirzapur, Sant Kumar Yadav of Baghpat, Onkar of Lucknow, Anil Yadav of Saharanpur, Ramashrey of Mirzapur, Sanjay Kumar Singh of Varanasi, Dhirendra Gupta of Mirzapur, Sanjeev Agarwal of Kolkata, Manish Agarwal of Howrah, Koteshwar Rao of Hyderabad, Ali Hussain of Guntur and Rajeshari of Prakasam in Andhra Pradesh.