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Rs 27.49 lakh seized from SUV in Rourkela; driver flees with car

10/04/2019 at 7:06 PM

Rourkela: A total of 27.49 lakh cash was recovered at Mahipani Square in Bisra under Biramitrapur Assembly constituency from an Audi car.

Sources said the flying squad of the Election Commission today stopped an Audi car at Mahipani for checking purpose. The car stopped and later sped away leaving the cash bag on the spot.

When the flying squad opened the bag they found Rs 27.49 lakh cash in it. Meanwhile, hunt is on to trace the SUV. Flying squad has deposited the cash in Panposh treasury #Odisha

Earlier in the day, the flying squad of the Election Commission seized Rs 2 lakh reportedly from the car of BJD’s Lanjigarh Assembly candidate Pradeep Dishari near Jayapatna of Kalahandi district.

Meanwhile, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Surendra Kumar on Tuesday 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.

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