Around Rs 98 crore in demonetized notes has been found in a businessman's house that was raided in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur, police said on Wednesday.
The government demonetised Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes on November 8, 2017.
Meena said the NIA had gathered inputs about some companies and individuals involved in converting illegal currency into legal money and shared the information with Kanpur police.
After Khatri's arrest, police teams raided 17 places owned by him across Kanpur. Others arrested were Santosh Pathak and of Varanasi, Ramashray, Sanjay Rai and Dhirendra from Mirzapur, Sant of Baghpat, Omkar Yadav of Lucknow and Anil Yadav of Saharanpur.
"The old currency notes recovered from Khatri's house had been collected from agents over the last three months", the ASP said.
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In pre-demonetisation value, the recovered currency was worth Rs 96.20 crore, officials added.
An interrogation by the I-T department officials is underway.
The wads of currency notes in the denomination of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 were neatly stacked inside the bed and kept in suitcases and also stuffed in sacks, the photographs of which went viral in the electronic media. After a grueling questioning, they raided the home of one Ashok Khatri, a businessman, and builder. A senior officer leading the police team said the police would investigate the source of the currency and the links of the arrested people with hawala operators in other parts of the country.
Anand Kumar, the additional director general of police (law and order), said the arrested people were being interrogated and multiple agencies have been requested to check their backgrounds.
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. Download The for your device.