- Unaccounted cash of about ₹2.4 crore was seized from Karnataka State legislator.
- The cash was recovered from a car belong to a lawyer.
- According to sources, the cash was given to the lawyer as legal fee by a state legislator.
Unaccounted cash of about ₹2.4 crore stashed in a box in a person's car was found on the premises of Vidhana Soudha -- the state secretariat-- here, police said October 21.
The cash was unearthed by the Vidhana Soudha security officials during a routine security check this afternoon, a Cubbon Park police station official said.
The owner of the car, Siddharth, was being questioned, the official said.
"Right now we are not in a position to say anything on this count. We have brought Siddharth to the Cubbon Park police station and we are interrogating him," the official added.
To a question whether the unaccountable money was meant to be handed over to a minister as was being speculated, the police official said,
"We are also looking into it... the interrogation is on."
According to a report in Suvarna, the cash belongs to a legislator in North Karnataka and was handed over to the lawyer as legal fees.
Siddharth was caught at the gate while he was carrying the cash bag in his Volkswagon car (KA 04 MM 9018). The car was registered on December 18, 2013 in Yeshwanthpur RTO office in the name of Siddharth HM, a resident of # 144, 10th Main, Judicial Layout, Jakkur Road, Bengaluru.
It is said that some VVIPs are making every effort to release Siddharth. Vidhana Soudha Police are receiving calls from VVIPs and they are pressurising the police not to take the matter seriously and not to file any complaint against Siddharth.
Sources have said that Siddharth is a son-in-law of a retired judge.
Yogesh, DCP of Vidhana Soudha Security is probing the case. Sandeep, DCP Central zone has visited the spot and is enquiring.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:53 PM IST