Rs 2 Lakh, Gold Seized from KSRTC Bus – Kerala Election Funding?
Mangaluru: Ahead of the Kerala assembly elections, special teams of police from that state have been keeping track of possible transport of money from other states, which could be used to distribute to voters. There have been intelligence reports that huge amounts of black money could flow into the state for election purposes.
In a significant operation, Kumbla circle inspector K Abdul Muneer, Manjeshwar sub-inspector P Pramod and team intercepted a Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) arriving from Mangaluru at Talapady boundary point on its way to Kasaragod on Thursday night.
On checking the bus, a passenger was found carrying unaccounted cash of Rs 2 lakh, besides two kilogrammes of gold ornaments. The passenger has been identified as Belvasi Vilvar (32), hailing from Kolkata.
Since the case has interstate ramifications, not many details are being revealed. However, it is suspected that the money could have been meant for distibution during elections. The source of the funds is being investigated.
A later report said that another case of gold being found in a suitcase under the last seat of another bus from Mangaluru towards Kasaragod. The owner is not known.
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