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Delhi: Police find Rs 65 lakh at property dealer’s home, gym gave him away

The presence of a gymnasium inside the three-storey house of real estate agent Sukhbir Shokeen had made the officials suspicious.

The Delhi Police Crime Branch and Income Tax officials on Wednesday recovered unaccounted cash amounting to Rs 64,84,000 from the luxury villa of a property dealer in Rangpuri, a village in south Delhi.

The presence of a gymnasium inside the three-storey house of real estate agent Sukhbir Shokeen had made the officials suspicious.

Sources said the raid was the 250th one conducted by the Crime Branch since demonetisation was announced on November 8.

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“Intelligence agencies and special branch of Delhi Police are regularly getting inputs about transaction of black money on which the teams are working. We are working day and night; most of our officials don’t even get time to go back home,” said a Crime Branch officer.

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Out of the recovered cash, Rs 11,34,000 was in Rs 2,000 notes while the rest was in Rs 100 notes. Jewellery worth Rs 1,06,57,235 was also recovered from Shokeen’s possession.

Ravindra Yadav, Joint Commissioner of Police (crime), said that Shokeen is being questioned to figure out the source of the money.

Officials of the I-T department have taken him to their office and seized the money and jewellery,” said Yadav.

Survey proceedings are also being carried out at the office premises of Shokeen’s real estate firm at Rangpuri, Yadav said.