Bundles of currency were thrown from a building during a raid by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) at the office of Hoque Mercantile Pvt Ltd.
#WATCH Bundles of currency notes were thrown from a building at Bentinck Street in Kolkata during a search at office of Hoque Merchantile Pvt Ltd by DRI officials earlier today. pic.twitter.com/m5PLEqzVwS
— ANI (@ANI) November 20, 2019
According to reports, the incident occurred when DRI officials were conducting a search in a private office on the sixth floor of a building at Bentinck Street in Kolkata. The bystanders confirmed that currency notes of denomination 2000, 500 and 100 were seen being pushed out of a window in the sixth floor with the help of a broom.
Officials from the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) said a search in a private office of Hoque Merchantile Pvt Ltd, on that floor, was underway when the incident occurred. DRI sources told news agencies that its sleuths had gone to the office engaged in export-import activities, to conduct search operations for alleged evasion of duty.
The official also said that the searches are on and “later reinforcements were also sent”.
The officials are, however, still not certain whether this bizarre incident has anything to do with the raid or not. “It cannot be definitely said that there was a relation between the search operations and the shower of currency notes on the street below,” the officials said.
Kolkata police confirmed that investigation into the matter is on.