Rs 93 lakh seized in Dumka

Dumka (Jharkhand), Nov 20 (PTI) A sum of Rs 93 lakh was seized by police in raids conducted at three places here today.

Acting on a tip-off that someone has exchanged Rs one crore in Dumka Head Post Office on Friday night, a police team headed by Superintendent of Police Shailendra Prasad Burnwal conducted raid in the house of one Vinay Kumar Singh in LIC colony and recovered Rs 45 lakh in the Rs 50 and Rs 100 denominations, Burnwal told reporters.

Singh was a clerk in the Dumka Post Office, Burnwal said, adding that the amount has been seized.

In another raid conducted in the houses of Sibu Patwari and his brother Snil Patwari, Rs 16.5 lakh and Rs 31.5 lakh was recovered in the demonetised currency, he said.