19 persons booked in Delhi for cash seizures after demonetisation

Four cases were registered against 19 persons in connection with seizure of Rs 17.81 crore in demonetised and new currency notes in the past around three weeks, the Delhi Police said on Thursday. The four First Information Reports (FIRs) were registered against 19 people -- including businessmen, hawala traders, property dealers and their employees -- on charges of cheating, criminal conspiracy, criminal breach of trust by public servant etc. Ten of the accused have been arrested while nine are still to be traced. "We have, till now, seized Rs 17.81 crore in raids conducted at different locations across the national capital since November 24 and registered four FIRs," Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch) Ravindra Yadav said.

The officer said the seizures included Rs 2.98 crore in new currency notes. On Tuesday, a joint team of the Delhi Police Crime Branch and Income Tax Department raided Hotel Taksh Inn in west Delhi's Karol Bagh and Chhawla areas and seized Rs 3.89 crore, including Rs 11 lakh in new notes. On December 11, during searches at a law firm in Greater Kailash in south Delhi, a Crime Branch team seized Rs 13.65 crore, including Rs 2.60 crore in new notes. The law firm is owned by businessman Rohit Tondon. The Crime Branch officials seized Rs 27 lakh in new currency and arrested two men during a raid on November 24 at the Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station.

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