Polls: Rs 32L cash seized

The election officials and police on Friday seized a total of Rs 32.90 lakh unaccounted for money at several places across the state.

An amount of Rs 11.83 lakh was seized from four lorry drivers in Terdal, while Rs 9.96 lakh, which was being transported in a KSRTC bus was confiscated near Komaranahalli checkpost in Hoovinahadagali taluk.

A sum of Rs 3 lakh was found in the car of Raichur range forest officer Raghavendra on Thursday night. "The officer told us that the cash belongs to the department, but he had no documents. The cash will be returned if he submits appropriate documents," said Assistant Commissioner Gargi Jain.

Another Rs 3 lakh was seized from two Pune-based persons who were transporting the cash in a car, near Dundur checkpost in Gadag taluk. The election officials seized Rs 3 lakh which was being transported without any document in Afzalpur taluk. Similarly, Rs 1.90 lakh was seized in two separate incidents near Shahpur, Yadgir district.

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