Assam CID recovers Rs 1.5 crore new currencies

Guwahati: According to the information given by the police, Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Assam Police today seized more than Rs 1.5 crore in new currencies of Rs 2,000 and Rs 500 notes from a businessman’s house.

The CID official further gave information that the amount was taken into custody at a time when raid was conducted at the house of Harjeet Singh Bedi.

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“We received a tip off that huge amount of black money was hidden in Bedi’s house. We raided his house at Beltola area,” he said adding that they seized Rs 1,54,61,000.

“The cash was hidden in a secret locker of Bedi’s bedroom in the house,” the official added.

“We have intimated this to the Income Tax department and they are interrogating Bedis to ascertain as to how they managed to get such huge amount in new currencies when the whole country is struggling,” he said.

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