Sunday, September 20, 2015

Rs 30 lakh seized from trader at Patna airport

Patna: The flying squads of different district administrations seized over Rs 41 lakh, including Rs 30 lakh from a businessman at Patna airport, on Sunday.

A vehicles checking drive is being conducted in all the districts after the enforcement of Model Code of Conduct in view of the state assembly election in Bihar.

Additional chief electoral officer (CEO) R Lakshmanan said, "The flying squads seized Rs 8.25 lakh from Rohtas, Rs one lakh in Nepal currency and Rs 1.71 lakh in Indian currency from Sitamarhi and Rs 30 lakh from Patna airport. The details of the cash are being analysed by the Income Tax (I-T) department. The security personnel also collected Rs 21 lakh fine during the vehicles checking drive on Sunday."

The Election Commission teams have lodged 85 cases of defacement of public property, 31 cases of defacement of private property, eight cases of misuse of beacon light and flag and two cases of violation of Loudspeaker Act. One case has been lodged for inducement/gratification to electors/cash, kind distribution in Patna.
20/09/15 Sayantanee Choudhury/Times of India
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