A CBI official said a senior special assistant and a special assistant of the RBI's cash department were held after they were found exchanging scrapped banknotes with Rs 100 and new Rs 2,000 bills. This was being done in violation of exchange limits imposed by the central bank.
The accused had given away new notes amounting to Rs 1.99 crore to some people, the official said.
The Central Bureau of Investigation suspects that more people, including some RBI officials, may be involved in the criminal conspiracy.
Criminal charges have been slapped against the accused, who were taken into four day custody of the premier probe agency.
The arrest was made after the CBI on December 6 registered a case against a senior cashier for allegedly laundering Rs 1.51 crore of new currency in exchange for old currency after the government demonetised those on November 8.
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