Jharkhand Congress MLAs arrested in West Bengal day after being detained with over Rs 48 lakh in cash

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Security personnel recover illegal money during a search of a Congress MLA vehicle in Ranchi.

Howrah police on Sunday arrested three Jharkhand Congress MLAs – Irfan Ansari, Rajesh Kachchap and Naman Vixel Kongari – who were detained in West Bengal yesterday after recovering a huge amount of cash from their vehicle.

The three lawmakers were arrested after nearly a day of interrogation in connection with recovering more than Rs 48 lakh from their car on Saturday.

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Earlier today, Congress accused the three MLAs and accused the BJP of attempting to overthrow its coalition government in the state. However, Congress claimed that the coalition government led by the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) is “completely secure and stable” and would complete its term in office.

Based on a tip, police intercepted an SUV on Saturday in which Congressional MLAs Irfan Ansari, Rajesh Kachchap and Naman Bixal Kongari were driving on State Highway 16 in Ranihati in Howrah in West Bengal and reportedly found a huge amount of cash in the vehicle. . amounting to more than Rs 48 lakh.

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Returning to Congress, the BJP said the state has become a “den of corruption” under the Congress-JMM government. BJP spokesman Syed Zafar Islam accused Congress of blaming the corruption of its own lawmakers.


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