EC seizes Rs 1 crore from chopper in Nagaland

An Election Commission (EC) surveillance team on Saturday seized Rs 1-crore from a helicopter allegedly being used by a candidate of the Nagaland People’s Front (NPF) in the poll-bound state.

A team of EC-appointed observers seized the cash from a chopper, which was allegedly hired to ferry Nyemli Phom, who is contesting the Assembly polls from a constituency in Longleng district, official sources said.

The EC team has alerted the income tax department and the police. They have also dispatched teams to take further action.

The sources said the candidate will be asked about the sources and utility of this huge amount of cash and after recording the statement a decision will be taken.

The EC has issued guidelines to political parties to instruct their candidates not to carry huge amounts of cash and conduct transactions through banking channels.

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