Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today slammed the Centre’s demonetisation move and said that after the ban of old notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000, corruption and black money has increased 10 times. His fresh tweet came a day after the Income Tax Department and the Delhi Police raided a law firm in the national capital in which an approximate of Rs 13.50 crores has been seized out which Rs 2.61 crores were in the new currency of Rs. 2000.
The police, acting on a tip-off, recovered the currency from the T&T law firm, which is owned by Rohit Tondon last night. Speaking to the media, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Inter-State Cell Sanjay Sehrawat said that after receiving information, the police shared it with the Income Tax department and jointly raided the place.
In the meantime, seized currency handed over to the Income Tax Department and some estimates show that from the total, at least Rs 7 crores are in notes of 1000, Rs 3 crores in 100 and the remaining amount were in notes of 50 and 500 etc. The police said the probe is on the process and all those guilty are being aggressively pursued.
Last Thursday, the chief minister had said that Demonetisation has “failed” to unearth a single penny of black money in the last one month and also termed it as scam. He had also alleged that the NDA Government was stalling the investigation against Gujarat businessman Mahesh Shah, who had announced a whopping 13,860 crore under the black money scheme saying he was acting as a ‘front’ for some people.