With a view to curtailing money flow or misuse of money during election, the Election Commission has imposed a cash limit of Rs. 1 lakh, beyond which no individual should carry money on his person, according to R. Palanisamy, District Collector.

In a statement released here, the Collector said officials and police personnel have been authorised to intercept any individual to check whether he or she is carrying money above the permitted limit.

Proprietors of hotels and lodges have been instructed to get a statement from their guests about the value of money in their possession.

If anybody comes across any person violating the direction, a complaint could be lodged on toll free phone number 18004257018 provided in the election control room or 04146-229300 or at the nearby police station.

Details of informants would be kept confidential.

The Collector further said that the election control room set up on the Collectorate complex would function round the clock.

“Get a statement from guests about the value of money in their possession”