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Over Rs. 2 crore ($200,000) was on Friday seized from a car owned by the younger brother of an independent Rajya Sabha candidate. The seizure was made on the day when polls for the Upper House are being held in Jharkhand.
“The cash was seized near Rampur haat under Namkum police station between 6.30 a.m. and 7 a.m. from the car,” Income Tax department’s Jharkhand Director Ajay Kumar said.
“The car belongs to Suresh Agarwal, the younger brother of (independent RS candidate) R.K. Agarwal, while the cash came from his relative Prakash Khemani’s place at Jamshedpur,” he added.
R. K. Agarwal is one of the independent candidates for the Rajya Sabha elections for two seats from Jharkhand which were scheduled Friday.
Following interrogation of Suresh Agarwal and another person, Kumar said the cash had allegedly come from Khemani’s place.
“Prakash Khemani is related to R K Agarwal. We have launched raids in his place,” Mr. Kumar said. He said some names of legislators were also found in the vehicle’s car.