‘TV actor’ caught with over Rs 43 lakh in new currency notes in Madhya Pradesh

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A television actor and two others on Thursday were found in possession of cash worth Rs 43 lakhs in new currency, police said.

The actor, Rahul Chalani, who features in a popular crime show on the small screen, and two others were on their way to Hoshangabad from Itarsi in an SUV when they were caught with Rs 43 lakh in cash, Kotwali Police Station Inspector Mahendra Chouhan said.

The money consisted of the new currency notes of Rs 2,000, Rs 500 and Rs 100 bills, he said.

The other two accompanying Rahul were identified as Kapil Chalani and Brijesh Choura, who was driving the vehicle, the police official said.

They were detained and subjected to questioning during which Rahul claimed that the cash was legally-earned money and his CA in Mumbai will furnish the detail, Chouhan said.

(With inputs from PTI)

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