Erode (East) bypoll | Unaccounted for cash amounting to ₹1 lakh seized by election officials

With this seizure, the total amount of cash seized due to a lack of valid documents, is ₹9.43 lakh, since the model code of conduct came into effect

Updated - February 06, 2023 04:32 pm IST

Published - February 01, 2023 02:23 pm IST - ERODE

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Election officials on Tuesday night seized unaccounted for cash to the tune of ₹1 lakh from a textile trader from Chennai, in Erode.

Members of a Static Surveillance Team intercepted a car at the Karungalpalayam check-post and found the cash in the vehicle. The car owner was proceeding towards the textile market in the city. Since he could not produce any documents for the cash he was carrying, the team seized the cash and handed it over to the Returning Officer and Corporation Commissioner, K. Sivakumar. Later, the money was deposited at the treasury.

So far, the teams have seized cash amounting to ₹9.43 lakh, for want of documents, since the model code of conduct came into effect on January 18. The teams have also seized liquor bottles, tobacco and ganja during their vehicle checks.

District Election Officer and District Collector H. Krishnanunni has asked individuals to ensure they have valid documents, if they are carrying cash above ₹50,000 and articles and gifts worth ₹10,000 or more.

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