CBI REGISTERS 77 CASES AND 07 PRELIMINARY ENQUIRIES RELATED TO DEMONETIZATION OF HIGH DENOMINATION CURRENCY NOTES
307 PERSONS (INCLUDING OVER 180 PUBLIC SERVANTS & PRIVATE PERSONS) INVOLVED, 47 ARRESTED SO FAR
New Delhi, 08.11.2017
The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered 77 cases and 07 Preliminary Enquiries during post demonetization relating to exchange of demonetized currency in various departments/agencies including Banks, Post Offices, Railways, Insurance companies etc. The amount involved in these cases is around Rs. 395.19 crore (approx). CBI has acted on more than 500 references received from general public and other agencies. CBI also conducted Joint Surprise Checks on Banks and others.
During investigation, CBI has so far arrested 21 public servants and 26 private persons out of 307 accused (including public servants & private persons) found to be involved in these cases. Demonetized and new currency worth crores and large number of incriminating documents have been recovered so far. Charge sheet has been filed in 12 cases and regular department action has also been recommended in a few cases.
All branches of CBI across the country were actively involved in checking corrupt practices being undertaken by unscrupulous persons in connivance with certain public servants and private persons to either illegally convert or deposit high denomination demonetized currency notes.
Investigation in remaining cases/PEs is continuing.