New Delhi, April 7: Answering to a question in Lok Sabha, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said post demonetisation, as much as 18 lakh bank accounts have been probed for mismatch between the amount deposited and the income profile of the account holder.
Jaitley said that data mining is being used by government to find such accounts.
“Jan Dhan accounts and dormant accounts, to see if they have been misused after demonetisation, we are extensively doing data mining. We are concentrating on those who deposited big amounts,” Jaitley said.
“There are around 18 lakh such examples in which income profile and account profile do not match. Preliminary information has been sought. Some have given the information; those who have not will get notice as per law,” the Minister said.
According to Jaitley’s earlier revelation during his budget speech, after November 8 till December 30, deposits between Rs 2 lakh and Rs 80 lakh were made in about 1.09 crore accounts. The average deposit size was Rs 5.03 lakh.
He also said that deposits of more than Rs 80 lakh were made in 1.48 lakh accounts with average deposit size of Rs 3.31 crore.