New Delhi: The Special Task Force of Kolkata Police arrested BJP leader Mahesh Sharma with Rs 33 lakh cash in new Rs 2000 notes along with arms. A total of seven people, including Sharma were arrested. Sharma had contested assembly elections but lost.
The police got information that armed group was travelling in a car from Asansol to Kolkata. An alert was sounded , but the group managed to give police a slip and reached Kolkata. The STF then tracked them to a flat near Kolkata airport by locating their mobile towers. The group allegedly is part of the coal mafia. Semi-automatic pistols and ammunition have been recovered too.
Sharma and others have been booked on charges of money laundering and under Arms Act. (News24Bureau)