In yet another case of cash hoarding, Delhi Police on Saturday recovered Rs 13.65 crore in cash, including Rs 2.6 crore in new notes, in a raid at the office of a law firm in southeast Delhi's Greater Kailash-I area.
The raid was carried out by the Crime Branch at the office of T&T Law Firm, said a senior police officer. Police said today that it has has handed over the money to the Income tax department.
Rs. 13.56 crore was recovered. Out of which, Rs. 2.5 crore was in new currency notes and the rest in old notes. The I-T department has been informed," said a police officer.
When the police team raided the office, its rooms were locked and a caretaker was present.
Police are searching for the firm promoter Rohit Tandon. Police said more raids would be conducted in this connection.
The law firm was raided around 10:30pm on Saturday, police said adding that it found cash worth Rs. 13.56 crore stashed in cupboards and suitcases.
Yesterday in Karnataka’s Challakere, Income Tax department seized Rs 5.7 crore in new notes notes, 32 kgs of gold biscuits and jewellery and Rs 90 lakh worth old notes stashed inside the bathroom tiles of a hawala dealer.
The I-T department, police and other law enforcement agencies have been carrying out raids across the country to unearth black money after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s November 8 announcement to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 100 notes.
However, in raids, huge stashes of newly introduced note of Rs 2000 are also being recovered.