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A fresh seizure of over Rs 23 crore in gold jewellery, biscuits, precious stones and cash was made yesterday by the sleuths of the investigation wing from the vault, official sources said.
Assets worth more than Rs 61 crore were seized by the department over the week from multiple lockers located in theprivate vaultin the South Extension area of Delhi.
Sources privy to the operation said out of the total Rs 85.2 crore stash seized, Rs 8 crore is in cash (mostly Rs 2000 notes) while the rest is bullion, jewellery, diamonds and other precious stones.
"The lockers have been opened now and unaccounted assets seized," a senior official said.
The assesses did not allegedly declare these assets to the taxman and concealed them in these vaults.
Private lockers or vaults, that operate like normal bank lockers, are illegal and not recognised under the law.
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