Two persons, one of whom claimed he was a personal assistant of West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh, were arrested from Asansol railway station on Monday, following the seizure of unaccounted cash amounting to Rs. 1 crore from their possession, railway police sources said.
Gautam Chattopadhyaya and Lakshmikant Shaw were intercepted by the railway police at Asansol station, when they were trying to board a train to Kolkata, they said.
Mr Chattopadhyay, after his arrest, said he worked as an assistant to Dilip Ghosh.
“They were carrying a huge bag with them and were moving suspiciously at Asansol station when the officers spotted them. When we searched the bag, we found cash amounting to Rs.1 crore,” they said.
During interrogation, both admitted that they were taking the cash to Kolkata, the sources added.
A couple of days ago, the state police had seized over Rs. 1 lakh from BJP’s Ghatal candidate and former IPS officer Bharati Ghosh’s vehicle