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ED seizes Rs 1.83 crore from hawala operator in Jaipur

JAIPUR: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday seized foreign currencies value Rs 93 lakh and Indian foreign money of Rs 90 lakh from an alleged hawala operator Harish Bhatija concerned in the foreign exchange industry in Jaipur.

Sleuths of ED won inputs that the accused identified as Harish Bhatija, owner of M/s Harish Forex (P) Ltd. is excited by unlawful change and collection of foreign currencies. “It was once additional discovered after discreet enquiry that illegally accumulated and purchased foreign currency echange had been despatched to different towns including Ahmedabad, Mumbai, and others by means of Bhatija with the assistance of his worker one Kamal Bhandari,” said a senior officer of the ED, Jaipur on Friday.

Kamal used to hold such illegally accumulated foreign currency echange in particular person and transport them to various places by means of the use of public transport akin to bus or teach as mode of go back and forth. It was once additionally in particular accumulated after discreet enquiry that Kamal used to conceal foreign money in a waist pouch and socks.

On Thursday the accused Kamal was once intercepted in Jaipur when foreign currency echange of 11 different nations including US $ and Euro equivalent to Rs. 60 lakh was once recovered from him. “He had concealed the cash in waist pouch and socks. Thereafter, we performed search at Johari Bazaar shop that belonged to Harish forex and residential premise of Harish which resulted into seizure of foreign currencies equivalent to Rs 33 lakh. Thus we seized foreign currencies value nearly Rs 93 lakh. In the similar search our males seized Indian foreign money value Rs. 90 lakh,” an officer said.

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