first_imgKolkata: Sleuths of detective department of Kolkata Police nabbed a person with cash worth more than Rs 87 lakh from Sudder Street in New Market on Sunday. It is suspected that the money was being used for an illegal transaction.According to the police, on Saturday afternoon, detective department sleuths got a tip-off that a deal involving huge amount of money was being made around Suddar Street in New Market area. Based on the information, plain-clothed police personnel started patrolling the vicinity of Sudder Street and Jawahar Lal Nehru Road from 3:30 pm. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseOne of the police sources was also there to identify the suspect.Around 5:20 pm, the source pointed at a person who was coming along the Sudder Street carrying a backpack. The person was later identified as Md. Wasim Khan of Taltala and he was detained on suspicion.Sleuths found huge number of notes of denomination Rs 2000 and Rs 500 inside his bag. Khan was immediately taken to the DD facility in Lalbazar. It was found that Khan was carrying Rs 87.5 lakh. When asked why he had so much money with him Khan could not provide valid reason and necessary documents which could substantiate the possession of such a huge amount of money. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataFollowing the interrogation, Khan was arrested under Section 379 IPC (punishment for theft by exercising the power conferred) and under Section 41 of Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) where a police officer may arrest any person without an order from the magistrate and without an arrest warrant. Sleuths are trying to find out how Khan got such a huge amount of cash. Also, investigations are on to find out where the money was about to be sentlast_img

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