Over Rs 2 crore was today seized allegedly from a car owned by the younger brother of an independent Rajya Sabha candidate, a recovery which comes on a day when polls for the Upper House are being held in Jharkhand.
"The cash was seized near Rampur haat under Namkum police station between 6.30 AM and 7 AM from the car," IT Income Tax department's Jharkhand Director Ajay Kumar told PTI.
"The car belongs to Suresh Agarwal, the younger brother of (independent RS candidate) R K Agarwal, while the cash came from his relative Praskash Khemani's place at Jamshedpur," he added.
R K Agarwal is one of the independent candidates for the Rajya Sabha elections for two seats from Jharkhand which are scheduled today.
Following interrogation of Suresh Agarwal and another person, Kumar said it was allegedly revealed that the cash had come from Khemani's place.
"Prakash Khemani is related to R K Agarwal. We have launched raids in his place," Kumar said.
He said some names of legislators were also found in the vehicle's car.