1 million US dollar seized in poll-bound Bihar

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Madhepura, Oct 1: One million US dollar (Rs 6.63 crore in Indian currency) was seized from two persons as police intensified vehicle checking in Bihar which is gearing up for Assembly elections, police said on Thursday.

Police found one million US dollar and two gold plates during vehicle checking, which has been stepped up in view of the upcoming elections in the state, late last night, Superintendent of Police Kumar Ashish said.

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The police also seized three SIM cards, five ATM cards, one PAN card and one motor-cycle from their possession, he said.

Two persons- Manish Kumar, a resident of Rattan Patti village of Murliganj police station of the district and Nand Kishore Kumar, a resident of Bhangaha village of Purnea district, have been arrested and sent to jail.

The SP said that the group is operating through Nepal borders and the money might have been brought for elections in the state.

PTI

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