By Sagay Raj: The Bengaluru Police caught two men with Rs 1 crore unaccounted cash, weeks ahead of Assembly polls in Karnataka. The recovery was made from an auto near the City Market area on Thursday afternoon.
The duo — Suresh and Praveen — were moving the cash when the auto broke down. According to police, a traffic police officer approached the two individuals to inquire about their stalled auto.
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However, he noticed some suspicious behaviour and immediately alerted the police team of SJP Park station. Upon checking the auto, the police found Rs 1 crore in cash stashed in two bags.
When questioned, Suresh and Praveen told the police that the cash belonged to a private company and they were en route to Jayanagar from Vijaynagar. However, when asked to produce the documents related to the cash, they failed to do so. In light of this, the police seized the cash and informed Income Tax officials about the seizure.
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Since the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) is in place, moving a large sum of cash without proper documents is not permitted. Karnataka goes to polls on May 10 and results will be out on May 13.