The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), on Tuesday, detained cashier of Behala branch of a private bank after they received information that some businessmen had managed to exchange a huge amount of demonetised high value notes illegally with the help of some employees of the bank.
Sources said that acting on a tip off, the CBI officers conducted a raid in the branch of the bank on Tuesday morning and they wanted to see the transaction details of the branch. They found certain discrepancies in the statement and decided to interrogate the cashier of the branch.
They took the cashier to their office at CGO Complex in Salt Lake and initiated a marathon interrogation. Sources said that the interrogation continued till late night.
It is learnt that the investigating officers found an unusual transaction on two consecutive days in the beginning of the month from the branch of the bank and asked the cashier to explain that to whom such a huge amount of cash in Rs 100 notes were given.
The CBI officers have also decided to go through footages of the surveillance cameras fitted in the bank to find out the person who had visited the branch to take money on those two days. It is learnt that the cashier had failed to give a satisfactory answer. The officers of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) had also raided one of the branches of another private bank in Behala. Sources said that officials of the branch would also be questioned.