5 times Bengaluru saw massive currency hauls
- The Enforcement Directorate have held 7 persons and seized ₹93 lakh in Bengaluru on Tuesday
- Here is the list of five raids which amassed crores worth new currency from Bengalureans
The latest: ED seizes ₹93 lakh in new currency
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) conducted raids at many places in Bengaluru and has seized around ₹ 93 lakh in new currency notes. The ED has arrested seven middlemen who were involved in currency exchange scam on 15% - 35% commission basis. It is alleged that the middlemen had some links with the bank officials.
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Karnataka IT raid: ₹5.7cr in new notes seized from bathroom safe
An unidentified hawala operator in Chitradurga, Karnataka was caught with a large cash haul of ₹5.7 crore and that too in new currency ₹2000 notes! The place where the cash stash was hidden was pretty well disguised – in the man’s bathroom
Massive 'black-to-white' scheme busted, ₹50 lakh confiscated
Bengaluru's Kalasipalya police have arrested a group of traders who were 'converting' black money to white on a 30% commission basis. The operation was simple - if you gave them one lakh in old notes, they would give you ₹70,000 in new currencies - no questions asked. Three people have been arrested, and the police have confiscated ₹50 lakh from them.
Karnataka CM’s aides caught with ₹4.5 crore new notes
The IT sleuths conducted a raid on the residents of close aides of Minister C Mahadevappa- Jayachandra and Chikkarayappa. The officers were surprised to find the new ₹2000 notes to the tune of ₹4.5 crore.
In Congress-ruled Karnataka, black money flows in abundance
In two separate incidences in Bailoor Village and Chikkamagaluru of Karnataka 6 people were caught with ₹71 lakh and ₹46 lakh in undocumented new ₹2000 currency notes, respectively.