Rs 45 Lakh Unaccounted Cash Seized from Bike-borne Duo - The New Indian Express

Rs 45 Lakh Unaccounted Cash Seized from Bike-borne Duo

Published: 02nd February 2014 07:39 AM

Last Updated: 02nd February 2014 07:39 AM

A city police team was taken aback when they stopped two persons on a motorbike in the Elephant Gate area and found them carrying about Rs 45 lakh in a leather bag.

The team that was carrying out routine vehicle checks stopped the two-wheeler and found Rajesh  Kumar (37) and Nehru (24) carrying bundles of cash.

As they were unable to gave satisfactory answers about the source of the money, police took the duo to the police station for enquiry.

“Both were residents of Govindappa Naicken Street in Sowcarpet and claimed that the cash belonged to their employer Jethmal Manoj.

They said they had collected it from his house in Choolaimedu and were taking it to their shop on Kasi Chetty Street in Parry’s,” said a police officer.

However, Manoj, who also reached the police station failed to produce documentary proof for the source of money.

Manoj told police that he ran a shop that sold toys imported from China.

The Elephant Gate police informed the Income Tax officials and handed over the cash to the court. Income Tax officials are further probing the source of the money. A police officer said the cash would be returned if Manoj produces documents to prove the source and tax receipts for the income.

Man Murdered

A 41-year-old passenger was stabbed to death at the Tambaram Railway Station on Friday night while he was trying to cross the tracks.

K Loganathan, a resident of Chitlapakkam, was spotted lying on the second platform of the railway station with a bleeding injury and the broken blade of a knife stuck in his back.

The railway staff rescued him and admitted him to the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital where he succumbed to the injuries on Saturday.

Police said Loganathan was returning home from his office at Parry’s by taking the suburban train. “He got down at platform-8. Instead of taking the pedestrian overbridge, he went to a far corner of the platform and was trying to reach  platform-1 by crossing the tracks.

“As the area was unlit, a few persons tried to to rob him and he was stabbed when he resisted their attempt,” said a railway police officer.

Police said most areas around the station were not lit properly, making it a safe haven for anti-social elements.

Loganathan was crossing the tracks at around 11 pm  and there were little commuter movement in the area. Police are yet to ascertain the worth of the valuables stolen from Loganathan.

“He (Loganathan) usually gets down at Tambaram Sanitorium Station. But on Friday he had got down at Tambaram station, which gives room for suspicioun,” said a police officer.

The Railway Police have registered a case and are investigating.

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