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AIU deputed at T-1 of IGI airport to check illegal cash transaction for poll purpose

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[India], Mar 14 (ANI): Department has deputed a team of (AIU) at Terminal 1 of to keep an eye on illegal cash which might be used in the election, according to information available with

AIU is a wing of department responsible for handling evasion and cross-border illegal trade at airports in consultation with the Customs and CISF.

"We have deputed a team of AIU at Terminal-1 of This team will be there till the poll day. One and four Inspectors have been deputed," a official told

Currently, AIU is deputed on Terminal-3 airport only. Additional Director, of Investigation, is heading the AIU team.

All the AIU teams deputed on various airports of the country have been alerted.

If cash exceeding Rs 10 lakh or bullion weighing 1 kg or more is found at any of the airports, the department will take necessary verification and if no satisfactory explanation is given for the same, it will take necessary action as per Income Tax laws, the told

The entire process of detection until seizure will be captured by video camera. Such recordings will be provided to the Airport authority which will preserve it for a period of three months. If the cash or bullion is found to be used for bribery of electors then information will be passed on to Election Expenditure Monitoring cell (EEM).

Another of the investigation wing of told ANI that we will keep a track of the cash deposits or withdrawal from banks. Banks have been asked to report every cash withdrawal or deposits of more than Rs 10 lakh to District Election Officers (DEO).

Subsequently, DEO will report this to the nodal of the Income Tax department and the IT officers will do the necessary verification. The officer will be responsible for disposing of the cases received by him within 15 days' time.

A toll-free number has also been set up so that anyone can call and give information about the cash suspected to be used in election illegally.

On March 10, the Election Commission of announced that the will be conducted in seven phases and the result will be announced on May 23.

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First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 19:41 IST