Puri: The flying squad of the Election Commission on Saturday late night seized Rs 8 lakh from a vehicle during checking at Astaranga-Kakatpur road in Puri district.
Sources said the flying squad stopped a Bolero at Astaranga-Kakatpur road for checking. During the search, Rs 8 lakh was found from the vehicle.
Meanwhile, a probe was initiated to ascertain the source of money, intention of 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.
Astaranga-Kakatpur area falls under the Jagatsinghpur Parliamentary constituency that goes to poll on Monday.
During election period, persons carrying more than Rs 50,000 cash will be stopped for checking and if no satisfactory answer regarding source and purpose of cash is received, person concerned will be interrogated further.