Man involved in illegal deal held with Rs 30 lakh cash

Oct 12, 2019 hhasebcm

first_imgKolkata: A man has been arrested with cash worth Rs 30 lakh from Burrabazar on Wednesday night. It is suspected that the money was being used for an illegal transaction.According to police, on Saturday afternoon, detective department sleuths got a tip-off that a deal involving huge amount of money was being made around M G Road in Burrabazar. Based on the information, plain-clothed police personnel started patrolling the vicinity. While keeping a strict vigil, one of the police sources identified one person as a suspect. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersThe person was identified as Sunil Sharma of Rabindra Pally in Keshtopur. He was detained on suspicion. Sleuths found Rs 30 lakh in his bag. When asked about the source of money he could not provide a satisfactory answer. Sharma was immediately arrested and taken to Lalbazar. There he claimed that the money belonged to a businessman in Burrabazar. Police got in touch with the businessman. Sources informed even through the businessman claimed that the money belonged to him, he could not produce any supportive document. Later, police seized the money. The businessman was not arrested but sleuths are keeping an eye on him. The information about the seized money has been shared with the Income Tax and Enforcement Directorate for necessary actions from their part. Sleuths suspect a section of people are trying use black money during the ensuing Lok Sabha Elections 2019 and for the reason money is being circulated through hawala.last_img

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