- Huge amount of cash seized from the car of Congress MLAs
- Police arrested 5 people including driver
- Cash was so much that a machine had to be ordered to count
West Bengal News: On Saturday night, three Congress MLAs from Jharkhand were stopped by the police in Howrah district of West Bengal and searched their vehicles. A huge amount of cash has been recovered from the vehicle. A total of five people in the car, including the driver, have been detained. Police said that on the information of the informer, we carried out this action. We had received information that huge amount of cash was being carried in this vehicle. MLAs Irfan Ansari, Rajesh Katchap and Naman Bixal, who were traveling in Congri, were stopped on National Highway-16 at Ranihati in Panchla police station area. Howrah (Rural) Superintendent of Police Swati Bhangalia said, “We had received accurate information that a huge amount of money was being carried in a car. We started searching the vehicles and stopped this car, which was carrying three MLAs. A huge amount of cash was recovered from the car.
cash counting machine
Police said that the cash was so much that a machine had to be ordered for counting. The MLAs are being questioned in this regard. Ansari is the MLA from Jamtara, while Kachhap is an MLA from Khijri in Ranchi district and Kongari from Kolebira in Simdega district. SP Swati Bhangalia said that Jharkhand Police has also been informed as the seized vehicle is registered in that state and the three detained MLAs also belong to the same state.
According to Trinamool Congress state general secretary and party spokesperson Kunal Ghosh, it is up to the Congress and its state president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury to answer why his party MLAs from Jharkhand came to West Bengal with so much cash. “Only today he was celebrating the cash recovery from Arpita Mukherjee’s residence. Now he should reply. But we are keeping a close watch on the entire development,” Ghosh said. Despite repeated attempts, Choudhary could not be contacted for comment.
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