The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered 77 cases and seven Preliminary Enquiries during post demonetization relating to exchange of demonetised currencies. The cases were registered in various departments/agencies including banks, post offices, railways, insurance companies, among others.
The amount involved in these cases is around Rs 395.19 crore (approx). The CBI has acted on more than 500 references received from general public and other agencies and also conducted joint surprise checks on banks and others. A CBI release today said, during investigation, CBI has so far arrested 21 public servants and 26 private persons out of 307 accused (including public servants and 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. Chargesheet has been filed in 12 cases and regular department action has also been recommended in a few cases, the release said. 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 demonetised currency notes.Investigation in remaining cases/PEs is continuing, the release said.