Bhubaneswar: Ahead of Bijepur by-poll, the Barpali police seized whopping amount of Rs 19,01,700 from a businessman late on Thursday night. Barpali is a block under the Bijepur Assembly constituency.
According to reports, a team of police was on a drive to check inflow of illegal money into the Bijepur assembly constituency area when they came across a car containing Rs 19,01,700 at Tinikani chhak. It was found that a businessman was carrying the huge amount.
The businessman was identified as Parag Agrawal, a resident of Bagabahal village in the neighbouring Chhattisgarh state.
The police are now interrogating the businessman to know the sources and the purpose of carrying such a huge amount of money in an election-bound constituency.