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Cash and jewellery were dumped outside the house of BJP leader Prasad Lad

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The incident has put the authorities on alert mode as they fear that instead of these articles, something that could cause potential harm could also have been dropped, creating a problem with the law-and-order situation in the city. In a bizarre incident that reportedly took place in the early Sunday morning, police officials in Mumbai found a bag – containing articles like – cash, coins, the idol of God and jewellery – outside the house of BJP leader Prasad Lad.

Lad is one of the ten newly-elected members of the Maharashtra Legislative Council who were sworn in on Friday. In a video shared by news agency ANI on Twitter, three to four plastic bags filled with coins can be seen lying on the ground. A stack of notes can also be seen in the video.

Apart from this, the clip shows some utensils, a gold-coloured idol of the Hindu god Ganesha intact in a plastic box, a pot full of bangles and several other items. A stack of jewellery, presumably containing a necklace, bangle and earrings can also be seen lying on a crumpled pink paper.

Explaining the details of the incident, officials told ANI that all these items were dropped by a man outside the Lad’s house at around 5:30 am. When the cops confronted the man, he fled the spot. The incident has put the authorities on alert mode as they fear that instead of these articles, something that could cause potential harm could also have been dropped, creating a problem with the law-and-order situation in the city.

“Police saw a suspicious man passing by my house at 5.30-6 am. When they approached him, he fled and left the bag. Tomorrow it could be something lethal,” an official was quoted as saying. The motive of the act and the identity of the accused is yet to be established and an investigation in the matter is currently underway as per the officials. As per the reports, Prasad Lad’s house is currently under tight security.

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