Motihari (Bihar): A JD(U) candidate who is
seeking a second term from Narkatia Assembly constituency in
Bihar was arrested with Rs 8.10 lakh in cash from a hotel in
this headquarter town of East Champaran district.
Superintendent of Police Paras Nath said MLA Shyam
Bihari Prasad of JD(U) was taken into custody from a hotel
late last night for possessing a suitcase with Rs 8.10 lakh in
cash in violation of the model code of conduct for elections.
Since the offence was bailable under provisions of the
Representation of the People Act, he was later released on
furnishing a bail bond from the Town police station where he
was brought from the hotel.
"The money has been confiscated," Nath said.