Kalahandi: The flying squad of the Election Commission today seized Rs 2 lakh reportedly from the car of BJD’s Lanjigarh Assembly candidate Pradeep Dishari near Jayapatna of Kalahandi district.
Dishari is now being interrogated by police. Meanwhile, probe was initiated to ascertain the source of money, intention of the candidate behind carrying huge cash with him on the vehicle just a day before polling and any possible link for money disbursement during upcoming Lok Sabha and Assembly elections.
Kalahandi goes to poll on Thursday along with three other Lok Sabha seats and 28 Assembly in the first phase.
Earlier on Tuesday, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Surendra Kumar informed that liquor worth over Rs 2 crore and cash over Rs 1 crore have been seized so far in the State by the election flying squad.
He also informed that persons carrying more than Rs 50,000 cash will be stopped and if no satisfactory answer regarding source and purpose of cash is received, person concerned will be interrogated further.