August 31: Multiple agencies are investigating whether VIP chartered planes were used to ferry cash outside India. The Central Bureau of Investigation and Enforcement Directorate are investigating after foreign agencies have reportedly told India about the Hawala route, as per media reports. While the investigations are in initial stages.
Foreign agencies have told India about hawala through chaterered planes post demonetisation which has caused serious concerns and Opposition will again attack the Narendra Modi Government on the issue.
This came to light after arrest of Upendra Rai in May for obtaining an aerodrome entry pass from the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security by giving fake credentials. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) even have already arrested a Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) official and the Air One Aviation CMD in connection with the Upendra Rai airport access case.
The pass gave him access to all airports across the country.
It is being suspected that engineers are involved in the smuggling of cash outside the country as they created secret cubbyholes in planes for stashing cash which is not visible through naked eye.
The Modus Operandi was that the criminals chose chartered planes being used by VIPs to ferry cash as because of the minimum security checks. Foreign agencies have told Indian government that they have evidence of cash being ferried in the international flight from the national capital.
It is alleged that journalist Rai, in a criminal conspiracy with Air One Aviation chief security officer Prasun Roy, obtained the Aerodrome Entry Pass by cheating the BCAS and the Delhi International Airport.
The CBI took custody of journalist Upendra Rai in connection with a fresh case of alleged extortion and corruption, an official said. The case, registered on May 5, in which he has been arrested recently, pertains to alleged extortion of Rs.
The CBI has taken the custody of journalist Upendra Rai in connection with a fresh case of alleged extortion and corruption, an official said.
The case, registered on May 5, in which he has been arrested recently, pertains to alleged extortion of ₹15 crore from a builder in Mumbai.
25-year-old Deveshi Kulshrestha, a Jet Airways air hostess was arrested by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence after a surprise check on a flight, for carrying Rs. 3.24 crore in US dollars. The illegal cash was found wrapped in foil.
She allegedly made eight trips to Hong Kong with illegal cash.A hawala operator who allegedly drafted her into a money-laundering network has also been arrested.
Officials were stunned to find in a suitcase, hidden beneath shoes and cosmetics, wads of 100 dollar bills, each tightly packed in foil and cloth to dodge the x-ray.