Person with "unaccounted money" held

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Alappuzha, Nov 17 (UNI) Police today arrested a person and seized allegedly unaccounted money of Rs 25 lakh from him.

Police said the man, identified as Muhammad Ali Jinna, 52, from Kollam district of Kerala, was arrested while he was travelling in a tourist bus, proceeding to Thiruvananthapuram from Coimbatore.

Police said he was arrested after an anonymous call, received at the Cherthala police station near here, said he was carrying ''black money''.

Police intercepted and searched the bus at the by-pass junction here, where Jinna surrendered.

The money, mostly currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 100 denomination, was kept in a big shopper bag. He told the police that he was taking the money to hand it over to a person at Kollam.

The accused and the money would be handed over to the Enforcement Department, police said.


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