Three Jharkhand Congress MLAs Arrested By West Bengal Police With Huge Amount Of Cash

Acting on a tip-off, the vehicle in which MLAs Irfan Ansari, Rajesh Kachchap and Naman Bixal Kongari were travelling was intercepted on National Highway-16 at Ranihati in Panchla police station area.

By Mallika Mehzabeen
Sat, 30 Jul 2022 10:03 PM IST
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Three Jharkhand Congress MLAs Arrested By West Bengal Police With Huge Amount Of Cash
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Three Jharkhand Congress MLAs were nabbed by the West Bengal police on Saturday in Howrah district after a huge amount of cash was found in their car, a senior officer said.

Acting on a tip-off, the vehicle in which MLAs Irfan Ansari, Rajesh Kachchap and Naman Bixal Kongari were travelling was intercepted on National Highway-16 at Ranihati in Panchla police station area, she said.

"We had specific input that a huge amount of money was being transported in a car. We started checking the vehicles, and intercepted this car in which three MLAs were travelling. A huge amount of cash was found in the vehicle," said Swati Bhangalia, the superintendent of police of Howrah (Rural).

"Cash counting machines are being brought in to ascertain the total amount. The MLAs are also being questioned about the source of the money and where it was being taken to," she added.

Ansari is the MLA of Jamtara, while Kachchap is the legislator of Khijri in Ranchi district, and Kongari is the MLA of Kolebira in Simdega district.

(with agency inputs)

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