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Updated: March 8, 2014 10:44 IST

Election officials seize Rs.9 lakh in Coimbatore

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Police officials on Friday examining the cash seized from two persons staying in a hotel in Bazaar Street, Coimbatore, as part of the vigil being maintained to ensure compliance to model code of conduct for the ensuing Lok Sabha elections.
Special Arrangement Police officials on Friday examining the cash seized from two persons staying in a hotel in Bazaar Street, Coimbatore, as part of the vigil being maintained to ensure compliance to model code of conduct for the ensuing Lok Sabha elections.

Public not to carry more than Rs. 50,000 in cash

Election officials attached to the flying squad seized unaccounted money to the tune of over Rs. 9 lakh from three persons in the early hours of Friday.

The District Election Officer and Collector Archana Patnaik has already requested the public to co-operate by not carrying more than Rs.50, 000 on their person and in the event of carrying huge cash, they should be able to provide source, purpose and documents for the funds. This is being done to prevent influx of cash to bribe the voters, she said.

In the morning, police intercepted V. Mohanraj (40) of Avarampalayam, and found him in possession of Rs. 5.58 lakh in cash. Inquiries revealed that Mohanraj, who heads a corporate house, was on his way back from Bangok via Chennai.

Officials said that Mohanraj could take back his money, once he provides the source and explain the purpose for carrying the amount.

In another incident, the flying squad personnel during a check in a lodge found two persons from North India in possession of Rs. 4 lakh. The two, Ajithosh and Ranjith, had come for taking orders for plastic items. Police and poll officials asked the two persons to provide valid documents, and take the cash.

The Nilgiris

District Collector, The Nilgiris, P. Sankar has said in a press note issued here on Friday that accounted cash to the tune of Rs.7,02,300 has been seized in the district on Friday.

On Thursday, a sum of Rs. 17,66,000 had been seized.

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