Last Updated: November 01, 2023, 23:51 IST
Amid allegations that some influential people may need engaged folks to get the discontinued Rs 2,000 notes exchanged, a group of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) on Wednesday questioned these lined up in entrance of the regional workplace of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in Bhubaneswar.
This comes a day after an extended queue was noticed in entrance of RBI Bhubaneswar for exchanging Rs 2000 forex notes. A group of the EOW instantly reached the spot and questioned the folks standing within the queue.
During the interrogation, the two-member group of EoW examined their identity-related paperwork and requested them concerning the supply of the cash and who gave them the forex notes for trade.
“After getting information we are verifying at the spot. Details will be revealed after the probe,” an EOW officer stated
“We came to exchange Rs 2,000 notes. I will get Rs 200-300 for exchanging 10 Rs 2,000 notes. We stand in queues to get wages and exchange money. We do not know who is the owner” stated one of many employees lined up within the queue.
As per the knowledge, the general public within the queues had been carrying precisely 10 items of Rs 2,000 notes. Some of them admitted to have been standing for trade of notes at a fee of Rs 200-300. Even in the event that they don’t know concerning the supply of the cash.
On the opposite hand, the RBI authorities stated that they’re exchanging the notes by following pointers.
“More than 700 people are depositing money every day. More than one and a half crores have been deposited in the last 7 days. Money is being kept from people as per law. The documents of those who are depositing money are being checked. Everyone is being under CCTV Surveillance,” RBI Regional Director Sarada Prasanna Mohanty stated.
Notably, suspicion had risen over Tuesday’s queue as every of them was carrying Rs 20,000 in denomination of Rs 2000 for trade.