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Watch: Cash rains down from Kolkata building during DRI raid

Bystanders said bundles of currency notes, of denominations of Rs 2000, Rs 500 and Rs 100, were seen being pushed out of a window on the sixth floor with a broom.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 21, 2019 2:31:36 pm
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In a bizarre incident, bundles of currency notes were thrown out of an office from the sixth floor of a building in Kolkata’s central business district in the midst of an income tax raid on Wednesday.

In a video of the incident, which went viral on social media, bystanders are seen reaching out for the Rs 2,000, Rs 500 and Rs 100 notes that are being pushed out of a window with the help of a broom.

Officials from the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) said a search in a private office on that floor was underway when the incident occurred. DRI sources told PTI that its sleuths had gone to the office engaged in export-import activities on that floor to conduct search operations for alleged evasion of duty.

kolkata money shower, kolkata bentinck street money thrown out of building, kolkata money thrown out of building during raid, kolkata city news The crowd outside the Kolkata building on Wednesday. (Express photo/Partha Paul)

“Later, reinforcements were also sent,” he said, adding searches were on.

However, it cannot be definitely said if there was a relation between the search operations and the shower of currency notes, sources said.

kolkata money shower, kolkata bentinck street money thrown out of building, kolkata money thrown out of building during raid, kolkata city news DRI sources told PTI that its sleuths had gone to the office engaged in export-import activities on that floor to conduct search operations for alleged evasion of duty. (Express photo/Partha Paul)

Police said investigations into the incident are underway.

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