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Take I-T officers along when looking for unaccounted cash: Pune police commissioner to cops

Since demonetisation was announced on November 8, Pune city police have seized cash in five separate cases.

By: Express News Service | Pune |
December 17, 2016 12:15:57 am
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Police Commissioner Rashmi Shukla has given directions to personnel of all police stations to take officers from the Income Tax department along with them when they conduct searches carried out on the basis of inputs about unaccounted cash.

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Since November 8, when PM Narendra Modi announced the Centre’s decision to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, Pune city police have seized cash in five separate cases. In two of the cases, the amount seized was over Rs one crore in old currency notes, while in another case, police seized Rs 62 lakh in new currency notes of Rs 2,000 denomination.

Speaking to Pune Newsline, Shukla said, “Individual police stations have been given directions that every time a search is carried out, based on information about unaccounted cash, officers from the IT department should be informed and be taken along. In cases of seizure of cash, it is the IT department which ultimately takes action. So, to make further action easier, individual police stations have been given these instructions by the zonal deputy commissioners of police.” When asked whether the decision was taken after some complaints were reportedly received about certain police teams conducting searches but not reporting them, Shukla said, “I have not received any such complaint.”

 

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