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Rs 2.15 crore seized from Rajya Sabha candidate's brother

March 30, 2012 14:17 IST

Over Rs 2 crore was on Friday seized allegedly from a car owned by the younger brother of an independent Rajya Sabha candidate.

"The cash was seized near Rampur haat under Namkum police station between 6.30 am and 7 am from the car," said Income Tax department's Jharkhand Director Ajay Kumar.

"The car belongs to Suresh Agarwal, the younger brother of (independent RS candidate) R K Agarwal, while the cash came from his relative Praskash 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 are scheduled to be held on Friday.

Following the interrogation of Suresh Agarwal and another person, Kumar said it was allegedly revealed that the cash had come from Khemani's place.

"Prakash Khemani is related to R K Agarwal. We have launched raids in his place," Kumar said.

He said some names of legislators were also found in the vehicle's car.

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