Jharkhand Cash Seizure Congress MLAs arrested with huge cash in Bengal sent to 10-day police remand कैशकांड में पकड़े गए झारखंड कांग्रेस के तीन विधायक, 10 दिन की पुलिस रिमांड पर भेजे गए

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A huge amount of cash was found in a vehicle of Jharkhand Congress MLAs


  • Three Congress members from Jharkhand arrested
  • Huge amount of cash recovered from MLA’s car
  • All three MLAs remanded for 10 days

Jharkhand cash seizure: Three Jharkhand Congress MPs were arrested on Sunday after a huge amount of cash was recovered from their vehicle in West Bengal’s Howrah district. A senior police officer gave this information. He said that on Saturday evening Rs 49 lakh cash was recovered from the vehicle of the MLAs which was stopped on National Highway-16 at Ranihati in Panchla police station area. He said MLAs Irfan Ansari, Rajesh Kachhap and Naman Bixal Kongari and their driver failed to explain to the police why they were carrying such huge cash after which they were arrested.

All three MLAs remanded for 10 days

The official said the CID has taken over the investigation from the Howrah Rural Police. He said a case has been registered against five persons, including the MLAs, under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Prevention of Corruption Act. The official said the MLAs were questioned throughout the night. According to the official, the five accused were produced before the court, which sent them to CID custody for 10 days.

Congress accuses BJP of toppling the government
The Jharkhand Congress on Sunday alleged that to topple the ruling JMM-Congress-RJD coalition government in the state, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had lured party MLAs of Rs 10 crore and ministerial posts in the incoming BJP government. While rejecting these allegations, BJP spokesperson Syed Zafar Islam said that the Congress blames the BJP for hiding the corruption of its MLAs. He claimed that from big to small leaders in Congress everyone is involved in corruption. Referring to a recent investigation by the Enforcement Directorate (ED), Islam said officials related to Chief Minister Hemant Soren have been caught in a suspected corruption case and now three Congressmen have been arrested with huge cash.

Jharkhand minister filed FIR, Bengal transferred
Earlier in the day, Congress Legislature Party leader and Jharkhand Parliamentary Affairs Minister Alamgir Alam said at a press conference in Ranchi that Congress Bermo MLA Jaimangal Singh had booked three Congress MLAs arrested in Howrah with huge cash of Rs 10 crore. An FIR has been lodged at Argora police station in connection with conspiracy to try to topple the state government by giving cash and luring a ministerial post in the next government. Meanwhile, an officer from Argora police station said that since the cash was found in West Bengal, he is transferring the case to the neighboring state. Senior BJP Jharkhand unit leader Babulal Marandi alleged that the Congress has hatched a conspiracy to defame his party by filing a fake police complaint to hide its sins.

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