Jalpaiguri: A day after Rs 93.83 lakh in cash was seized from a vehicle in West Bengal’s Jalpaiguri district, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday alleged that the money was meant for the BJP.
Claiming that central forces were used by the BJP to bring in money, guns and goons to West Bengal, she asked the saffron party leaders to “fight politically”, news agency PTI reported.
“I know this is hawala. All money is coming for the BJP. They are bringing money, goons and guns with the help of central security forces so police cannot even cross-check,” Banerjee told reporters at the Kolkata airport before leaving for New Delhi on Monday afternoon.
Acting on a tip-off, officers of the Binnaguri police outpost intercepted the Bihar-registered SUV on Asian Highway (AH)-48 in the Banarhat area on Sunday evening.
During a search, Rs 93.83 lakh in unaccounted cash was found hidden in the stepney of the vehicle under its rear seat, Jalpaiguri’s Superintendent of Police Biswajit Mahato told PTI.
Five people were arrested in this connection. Of them, four are residents of Bihar, while one person is from the Uttar Dinajpur district of West Bengal.