The Crime Branch of the Delhi Police and Income Tax officials nabbed property dealer from a luxury villa with cash amounting to Rs 64,84,000 from Rangpuri village in south Delhi.
The Crime Branch of the Delhi Police and Income Tax officials nabbed property dealer from a luxury villa with cash amounting to Rs 64,84,000 from Rangpuri village in south Delhi. Ravindra Yadav, Joint Commissioner of Police(crime) told IE that Sukhbir Shokeen was being questioned as a part of the investigation to find out the source of the money. Yadav further informed that the Income Tax department had taken him to their office and had seized the money and the jewellery. Yadav informed that the survey proceedings were also being carried out at Shokeen’s real estate’s office premises at Rangpuri.
According to IE, it was the presence of a gymnasium inside the 3-storey house of the real estate agent that had raised suspicions among the officials. According to reports, this was the 250th raid conducted by the Crime Branch since the demonetisation drive was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 8. One of the Crime Branch officers said that the intelligence agencies and a special branch of the Delhi police were working together regularly and were getting information about the transaction of black money in the state, on which they were acting.
He further said that the process of conducting so many raids have been so hectic that they have had to work and days and night at times. Some of the officials of the both the teams have not even had time to go home, he added. According to reports, Rs 11,34,000 of the seized cash was in Rs 2,000 notes whereas jewellery worth Rs 1,06,57,235 was also reportedly recovered from Shokeen’s premises. The Income Tax department, the CBI and various crime branches all over the country have been working tirelessly ever since PM Modi announced the demonetisation scheme and have raided a large number of places and recovered a huge amount of untaxed money.