Kadapa, January 24
After demonetization, IT sleuths warned that they will raid banks and post offices from February 1 and inspect the records.
Already notices were issued on Sunday to all branches of the banks from head offices to provide full details of customers before January month end. As per the filing models, the bank staff has to submit the details of account holders, their deposits, withdrawals and other transactions, the customer’s IT details to IT officials.
There are 370 branches of 33 national banks in the district. This includes 109 Andhra Pragathi Grameena Bank. All these banks have a total of 35,000 customers, who have been deposited Rs 11 lakh crores so far. There are about 4.5 lakh Jan Dhan customers in the district.
IT sleuths directed the bank staff to provide the details of customers, who have deposited Rs 2.5 lakh or more in saving accounts from November 9 to December 31. Also they asked the details of customers who credited Rs 12.5 lakh in CC accounts.
The IT officials are keen to expose tax evaders, black money holders, persons who cheated banks by taking business loans. Also, the officials want to enquire the details of gold ornaments kept in bank lockers.
But the IT main focus is on those who deposited larger amounts in their accounts from November 9 to December 31, post-demonetization. The details of bank and post office officers and staff, who helped black money holders in exchanging their old currency notes with new ones are also going to come into light.
The IT officials gathered information that hundreds of crores of rupees were deposited in various banks on November 8 night itself, the day on which Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced scrapping of big notes.
It is known that bank and post office officials have used benamis and middlemen in exchanging old currency notes of political leaders, doctors, industrialists, realtors, gold merchants and others.