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Rs 51 lakh cash seized from SUV in Koraput: Main accused arrested

31/01/2020 at 9:43 AM

Jeypore, Jan 31: Police have arrested the main accused in connection with seizure of Rs 51.16 lakh cash from an SUV in Lamtaput of Koraput district on January 22, said police on Friday.

The accused has been identified as Dharmendra Gupta, a ganja smuggler.

The vehicle was going from Jeypore to Gotramunda, a village on Odisha-Andhra border when BSF personnel intercepted it near Kotrimaliput village.

Cash of different denominations hidden in gunny bags were found during search of the vehicle.

Police reached the spot being informed by the BSF and arrested the vehicle owner and its driver as they failed to give satisfactory reply when questioned about source of the money. Police also seized the money.

Police had arrested two more persons in this connection on January 24 and raids were on to nab the main accused.

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