The Vadodara police on Tuesday detained a man reportedly related to a BJP corporator, for possessing Rs 31 lakh cash of scrapped Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes. Acting on a tip-off, the Crime Branch police detained Vaikunt Pawar, brother of Vijay Pawar, BJP corporator of Ward 14, Tuesday.
Commissioner of Police Manoj Sashidhar said, “We had a tip-off that such amount was in possession of Pawar. We have also received information that he could have been involved in cases of cheating. We have asked him to explain the source of the cash seized from him and further probe is under way.” Vijay Pawar said, “I am unaware of the case and his detention. Yes, he is my brother, but we do not share a warm relationship as he had been separated from the family after marrying a girl of his choice in 1995.”
Police said that Pawar was detained under the CrPC Act and is being investigated for possible cases of cheating and fraud.