In liquor raid, cops find Rs 45 lakh cash, Rs 19 lakh worth gold

RAJKOT: In a raid, , police station officials stumbled upon Rs 45 lakh in cash and jewellery worth Rs 19 lakh, in Balaji Apartment of Koliwad locality of Veraval on Sunday evening.
The accused, identified as Ashok Jethwa, gave the cops the slip. The cops also seized a liquor bottle, 35 blank cheques with signature and six credit cards.

“We had carried out the raid on the basis of a tip-off about Jethwa hiding liquor bottles in his house. However, instead, we stumbled upon the cash, jewellery and other materials. We have handed over the seized materials to the income tax department,” said Ajitsinh Parmar, head constable with Veraval police station.

“Our preliminary investigation has revealed that Jethwa was a private financier and that the jewellery found on him had been pawned. The cash recovered had been collected from the borrowers,” added Parmar.

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