Delhi: Lawyer Rohit Tandon watches home getting raided on phone, Police seizes Rs 13.6 crore
Rohit Tandon, the owner of T&T law, has equipped his office with CCTV cameras and security equipment that alerted him about the raid, police said
A law firm owner from Greater Kailash-I whose residence was raided by the Crime Branch and Income Tax officials on Saturday darted police after he received an SOS alert on his phone and watched the raid 'live' from his hide-out.
Rohit Tandon, the owner of T&T law, has equipped his office with CCTV cameras and security equipment that alerted him about the raid, police said. Officials found Rs Rs 13.65 crore in cash, of which 2.62 crore was in Rs 2,000 notes, which were introduced post demonetisation.
Police said that if anybody switches on any electrical appliance at Tandon's home, he gets a notification on his phone. When police raided his home on Saturday at 10.30 pm, the lawyer switched on his monitor and watched the raid on his phone.
Joint CP (Crime Branch) Ravindra Yadav told India Today Tandon has been in underground since the raid and Income Tax officials has started an inquiry into the source of the money.
The lawyer's house was raided earlier this year when he had declared an undisclosed income of Rs 125 crore to the I-T department. Yadav said Tandon has been under the monitor of police for the last couple of months and conducted the raid after they got a tip-off about a large bundle of new notes reaching his house.
"We received information that Tandon is hoarding a pile of cash illegally and is indulging in transactions with old and new currency notes. Accordingly, a round the clock watch was kept on his activities by the crime branch, especially at his house in Greater Kailash," said the joint commissioner.
"From the premises, new and old currency notes were recovered to the tune of Rs 13.65 crore, of which Rs 2.62 crore was found in newly introduced notes of Rs 2,000. Apart from this, Rs 7.70 crore was in denomination of Rs 1000 and Rs 3.06 crore was in smaller currency notes of Rs 100 and Rs 50," he added.