Lucknow: The Ghaziabad police has recovered cash amounting Rs 3 crore from the car of a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader today.
According to police official, the car was coming from Delhi which had a Haryana number plate (HR 26 AR 9662) and was on its way for Lucknow.
Police official further said that the Maruti Swift model car was intercepted at Indirapuram when the driver tried to break through a police barricade.
After car driver break the police barricade, the police personnel on the spot chased the car and on checking found the cash on the floor of the car.
The car is registered in the name of Ajeet Mishra of Gurgaon and two persons, Siddhartha Shukla and Anoop Agarwal, were travelling in the car at the time of the cash recovery.
The duo said the money belonged to them and they were taking it to deposit in the BJP’s party fund office in Lucknow.
The police informed the Income Tax department and IT officials and they confirmed the source of the money.
Meanwhile, former president of Ghaziabad city BJP Ashok Monga reached the police station and certified, on a letter pad, that the money was being “sent by the BJP Central Office to BJP state office in Lucknow for party activities”.
The certificate also mentions that Anoop Agarwal, carrying the money, was a worker of the party and had been authorised to carry the money to the Uttar Pradesh state capital.
Investigation officer Anil Yadav, told that the cash was being sent to Lucknow to meet the expenses of the BJP state headquarters where repair work was in progress.