New Delhi:To get rid from the criticism that the demonetization decision was a blunder, the Modi government has expedited the process of probe into black money. The union finance ministry Friday claimed that it has got information that about 2.09 lakh dubious companies have made huge deposits in bank accounts during the demonetization period. About 5800 companies out of the 2 lakh dubious companies have deposited in 13,140 bank accounts a total of Rs 4573.87 crore after November 8, 2016.

The government has received vital information from 13 banks about post-demonetisation transactions of some of 2,09,032 suspicious companies, said a PIB release. Data received from the 13 banks pertains only to about 5,800 companies involving 13,140 accounts. These 13 banks have submitted their First Instalment of data.  Few of the companies have been found to have more than 100 accounts to their names, the PIB release said. The data pertaining to the pre-demonetisation account balances and transactions conducted from the accounts of these companies during the demonetization period is even more startling, the government claimed.

The government has ordered a speedy probe into these accounts.