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LS polls: 200 IT men on money trail in Bengal,Sikkim

IANS  |  Kolkata 

The has deployed over 200 of its officers and employees across West Bengal, and Andaman & to monitor election expenditure and flow of black money during the elections, an said here on Friday.

The department will have dedicated teams for each of the 42 constituencies in which will have a staggered seven-phase polling in the upcoming elections.

"We have formed a team 200 officers and employees to monitor cash movement and flow black money during elections. There will be dedicated teams for all constituencies in West Bengal," IT investigation wing's said.

IT sleuths have so far seized Rs 3 crore cash mostly from in Kolkata, he said.

In line with the instruction of the to curb the use of black money during the elections, the department has set up a control room, so that citizen can give them information regarding suspicious cash movement.

It also asked banks to give them information of transactions of "big amount", he said, adding that state and city police have been roped in for cash movement surveillance.

Cash will be seized if the holder fails to tender satisfactory explanation or provide evidences such as withdrawal receipt, the added.



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First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 22:40 IST