At least three bundles of currency notes in the denominations of Rs 2000 and Rs 100 were thrown out of a sixth floor window of a commercial building in the busy business district at Bentinck Street in central Kolkata on Wednesday afternoon.
A shopkeeper recorded the incident on his phone. The video quickly went viral.
#WATCH Bundles of currency notes were thrown from a building at Bentinck Street in Kolkata during a search at office of Hoque Merchantile Pvt Ltd by DRI officials earlier today. pic.twitter.com/m5PLEqzVwS— ANI (@ANI) November 20, 2019
Eyewitnesses said the incident took place when a team of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence officers were conducting raids.
“We raided some offices in the building but there is no apparent connection between our raids and the money being thrown out,” a DRI officer said on condition of anonymity on Wednesday night. The raids were continuing till late evening.