India, April 25 -- Bihar police officials on Wednesday evening detained two persons with Rs.10 lakh in cash just two days ahead of the second phase of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections in Purnea. Police are investigating to find out the source of the seized money.

Purnea is scheduled to go to polls on Friday along with Katihar, Kishanganj, Bhagalpur and Banka districts, hence the police have not ruled out the possibility of the money being used for elections-related activities.

The arrested persons have been identified as Arbind Jaiswal and Mahavir Mandal. Both were allegedly working as private assistants to Bima Bharti, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) candidate from Purnea parliamentary constituency.

Confirming the seizure, Rupauli police s...