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Rs 24 lakh suspected poll cash seized in Bihar's Kishanganj

Press Trust of India  |  Kishanganj (Bihar) 

Police Sunday seized Rs 24 lakh cash from two different places during a vehicle checking drive in Bihars district.

of Police said that police seized Rs 19.20 lakh and took two persons in custody from Lahra Chowk area while another Rs 4.80 lakh was seized from Rampur checkpost area in which one person has been taken into custody.

Both the seizures were made during a vehicle checking drive under station of the town area, the SP said.

Police are investigating the matter, he said and added that Income Tax officials have been informed about the seizures.

The man, who was carrying Rs 19.20 lakh cash, was on his way to Siliguri via in his car bearing West Bengal registration number, the SP said.

The other person, who was carrying Rs 4.80 lakh, was also on his way to Siliguri from district.

Sources, however, said that the money was being transported for use in the which begins on April 11.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, March 17 2019. 18:16 IST