FIU looking into 6 cr Jan Dhan accounts for suspicious transactions

The Intelligence Bureau has started probing suspicious transactions that have been made into Jan Dhan accounts.

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New Delhi, Nov 24: The Intelligence Bureau has started probing suspicious transactions that have been made into Jan Dhan accounts.

The task handled by the Financial Intelligence Unit will look into suspicious transactions that have been made into Jan Dhan accounts post demonetisation.

Jan Dhan a/c transactions being probed

There are around 6 crore such accounts that the FIU is looking into. Once the report is prepared the details would be shared with the Income Tax department.

If the IT finds anyone guilty they would be booked under the provisions of the Benami Transactions Act.

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There has been a surge in the transactions into Jan Dhan accounts. Deposits worth Rs 21,000 crore have been made into these Jan Dhan accounts. West Bengal and Karnataka have seen the highest number of deposits.

As part of the probe, the FIU is seeking the assistance of the IT department. It is also seeking details of transactions and activities from bank officials. An officer with the FIU informed Oneindia that they are scanning almost all accounts.

There are many suspicious transactions and once we get a better picture, action will follow, the officer also said.

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