Demonetised currency notes worth Rs 31 lakh were on Tuesday recovered from the residence of the brother of a sitting BJP corporator in Vadodara, police said.
The accused, Vaikunth Pawar alias ‘Dabangg’, has been detained after the recovery of cash in old currency notes, joint commissioner of police DJ Patel told PTI.
“We had reliable information that Pawar has kept the cash at his residence. Based on the tip-off, action was taken,” the officer said.
“The detained person is the brother of Vijay Pawar, BJP corporator in Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC),” Patel added.
Further investigation into the case is being carried out by the Crime Branch, he said.