Shocking scenes emerged at the busy Bentinck Street of Kolkata on Wednesday evening, as bundles of cash were spotted being thrown out of the building housing Hoque Mercantile Pvt Ltd. In the video footage shared on social media, local pedestrians were seen rushing to collect the thrown away notes. 'Devotees' Shower Currency Notes on Bhajan Singer in Gujarat, Twitterati Compares The Act With Dance Bar!
Reports have revealed that the cash bundles were thrown from the office of Hoque Mercantile Pvt Ltd, a prominent import-export company, which was raided by the officials of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) earlier today.
Bystanders at the site told reporters that heaps of notes, consisting of rs 2,000, Rs 500 and Rs 100 denominations were pushed down from a window at the sixth floor of the building. A broom was being used to throw away the currency notes, they said.
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#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
The DRI has confirmed that it had raided the premises of the import-export company, and had later sent an additional team to the site as the search operation continued. A detailed statement on the case is awaited. The DRI had not arrested any official of the company by the time this report was published.