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West Bengal BJP leader, 6 others arrested with Rs 33 lakh in new Rs 2000 notes

West Bengal BJP leader Manish Sharma was arrested by Special Task Force in Kolkata with Rs 33 lakh in new notes.

India TV Politics Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: December 06, 2016 23:12 IST ]
Bundles of new Rs 2000 notes worth Rs 33 lakh recovered from BJP leaderPhoto:REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE

A West Bengal BJP leader, who contested assembly elections in 2016 on party ticket, was on Monday arrested with six others with bundles of new Rs 2000 notes worth Rs 33 lakh. 

Manish Sharma was BJP’s candidate from Raniganj in West Bengal's Burdwan district in the Assembly polls held earlier this year.

The arrest was made by Special Task Force in Kolkata which was tipped off that the group was traveling with lost of cash and arms.

Rs 10 lakh was recovered from Sharma and Rs 23 lakh from six others, media reports said. 

People arrested with Sharma are suspected members of the local coal mafia, the Indian Express reported. 

All seven have been charged with money laundering and were later sent to police custody. 

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