TV actor Rahul Chelani, who has played negative roles in Crime Patrol, was detained in Hoshangabad (Madhya Pradesh) on Thursday. The police officials reportedly seized Rs 43.6 lakh in new currency notes from his possession.
As per news reports, the police learnt that some people in the region were promising to exchange demonetised notes with a commission of 20-30 percent.
The police allegedly caught Rahul, who was with his brother Kapil in their Innova car whose registration plate read ‘President Anti Corruption Society’. The police found the money under a seat.
Rahul as per reports initially told the police that he had received the money as remuneration for working in serials like Savdhan India. The two then reportedly tried to bribe the police too.
The actor is said to have claimed that he had acted in several crime shows and recently started working for a real estate firm in Itarsi.
Hoshangabad SP Ashutosh Pratap Singh has been quoted in the media that the police seized the cash under Section 102 of the CrPC and handed him over to the income tax authorities. He said it was not possible to withdraw such a large amount of cash without the collusion of bank officials. The income tax authorities have started questioning them about the source of the money.