A team of Patna police, headed by an SP rank officer, is likely to visit Nagpur to trace the source of Rs 1.14 crore cash which a thief has claimed he has stolen from Nawada BJP MP Giriraj Singh’s Patna residence.
The MP, who had earlier said only Rs 50,000 was stolen from his house, has now claimed that the money belonged to his cousin Rakesh Kumar Singh who is in realty, maize processing and poultry farm business in Nagpur.
Police said Rakesh, who was asked to produce relevant documents to substantiate his ownership claim over the recovered cash, claimed that he had kept Rs 1.20 crore cash at the flat of the MP “with the plan to expand his business”.
“The chartered accountant of Rakesh’s company said Rs 80 lakh came from selling five acres of agricultural land near Nagpur to a Patna resident and Rs 35 lakh was received as loan from a bank in Pune.
“The cash, the MP claimed, was kept at his home to make payment for the purchase of maize from Khagaria and adjoining districts,” said SSP in-charge of Patna, Rajiv Mishra.
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