Police Sunday seized Rs 24 lakh cash from two different places during a vehicle checking drive in Bihars Kishanganj district.
Superintendent of Police Ashish Kumar 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 Sadar police 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 Kishanganj 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 West Bengals Malda district.
Sources, however, said that the money was being transported for use in the general elections which begins on April 11.
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