Meanwhile, IT officials has been closely tracking the case as the banks had not come forward to provide any details of the seized money from two ATM vans. An EC source said that, they have doubts of fake Indian currency notes (FICN) being used by politicians in electioneering in poll-bound states, including UP.
Furthermore, the EC has requested RBI to strictly enforce its guidelines where it is mandatory for banks to seal all cash consignments leaving the banks and a bank official should always accompany the cash with keys for the cash boxes to be in his possession.
An IT official said that, in last week's seized vans, the lone driver had the keys of the cash box and even this was not properly sealed. EC fears that drivers can put either fake currency or unaccounted cash to be delivered to undisclosed recipients.