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Bengal BJP chief's 'personal aide' held with Rs 1 crore

IANS  |  Kolkata 

A man, who claimed to be a to BJP's Dilip Ghosh, was arrested along with an accomplice after Rs 1 crore of unaccounted money was seized from them in station on Monday, sources said.

The two were apprehended by the along with a bag containing the cash as they were about to board a train to Kolkata.

The challenged and Lakshmikant Shaw, who were seen moving suspiciously with a huge bag at the station.

When searched, an amount of Rs one crore was found in the bag. The police arrested the two after they failed to account for the money.

When queried by reporters, Chattopadhyaya said that the money belonged to the and was being taken to Kolkata.

The police said Chattopadhyaya claimed that he was a to Dilip Ghosh, the of the BJP's state unit.

Ghosh, however, said Chattopadhyaya was not his personal assistant, but a with whom he had connections.

"I am busy with the elections. He was with me and used to oversee works in my Kharagpur Assembly Constituency. Currently, he is not my but I have connections with him as he is a I do not know the details of it. We need to examine whether it is a conspiracy," said.

Later, Chattopadhyaya and Shaw were presented before a lower court which remanded them in police custody for four days.

The seizure has come only a couple of days after over Rs 1 lakh was seized from the car of Bharati Ghosh, a former IPS and the BJP candidate from the Ghatal Lok Sabha constituency.

--IANS

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First Published: Mon, May 13 2019. 22:48 IST
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