In Jodhpur, Rajasthan, a diamond dealer opened a bank account under his driver’s name and did transaction worth ₹20 crore in last one year. This incident got revealed when the IT department sent a notice to the driver seeking an explanation of a transaction of Rs 49 lakh made after 3 days of demonetisation announcement.


The driver, Narpat Lal, alias Naresh Joshi, then filed a complaint on April 13 with police and an investigation has been initiated. Joshi stated that his employer, the diamond dealer Aditya Lodha, took photocopies of his identification documents, and also PAN card, Hindustan Times quoted him as saying. 


Lodha reportedly opened a bank account in Punjab National Bank about a year back, the Times of India quoted SHO (Sardarpura), Bhupendra Singh, as saying. The preliminary investigation revealed that the account was used for depositing money and transfers were done through online real time gross settlement because of which the driver had no idea about the transactions.