Loot from MP House an Eye-opener for EC

Published: 22nd July 2014 08:59 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd July 2014 08:59 AM   |  A+A-

PATNA: The recovery of a huge amount of cash, foreign currency and jewellery from the burglars, who broke into the residences of BJP MP Giriraj Singh and Sadhu Yadav – former MP and brother-in-law of RJD chief Lalu Prasad – has turned out be a revelation for the I-T Department and the Election Commission. 

It was on Sunday that the city police nabbed the trio involved in the theft at Sadhu’s house and recovered `39.14 lakh in cash, Nepalese currency notes and jewellery worth several crores.  The police also recovered documents related to the purchase of two plots of land worth `18.41 lakh and a motorcycle.

The burglaries had occurred within a few weeks of the Parliamentary elections. While cash worth `1.14 crore, $600 and huge chunk of jewellery were stolen from Giriraj’s flat on July 7, Sadhu’s Mitra Mandal Colony house had been targeted on June 12, while he was away in his ancestral village in Gopalganj district.

Interestingly, in both the cases, the politicians had failed to mention the cash looted by the robbers. 

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