West Bengal: 2 arrested at Asansol railway station with Rs 1 crore cash, accused claims money sent by BJP

Asansol (West Bengal): Police arrested two persons at Asansol railway station and seized Rs 1 crore from their possession, which, one of the arrested persons claimed, was sent by the BJP.

Delhi-based Laxmikant Saw, one of the arrested persons, claimed that the money was sent by the BJP to be used during the sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections in Kolkata, police said. “We had received a secret notice on Sunday evening saying that some people are carrying cash and reaching Asansol from Delhi. Based on the information, our officials interrogated two persons, who were carrying a big blue colour bag, at Asansol railway station around 4 pm. Later, we found Rs 1 crore in cash from the bag,” Asansol Police sources told ANI. The other accused has been identified as Gautam Chattopadhyay, a resident of North 24 Parganas.

Earlier today, Government Railway Police officials shifted both the accused to Asansol District Hospital for a medical check-up. Eight seats of West Bengal went to polls in the sixth phase on May 12. Polling for remaining seats will be held on May 19 and counting of votes will take place on May 23.

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