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Rs 17 lakh cash seized in poll-bound Meghalaya

Press Trust of India  |  Shillong 

Authorities in poll-bound have seized over Rs 17 lakh cash from six persons in two occasions, officials said today.

A sum of Rs 4.62 lakhs was seized in the region and the rest from a vehicle in the state capital late last evening, they said.

goes to poll on February 27 and carrying cash over Rs 50,000 is prohibited unless officially proven, chief electoral officer F R Kharkongor said.

Cash Rs 4.62 lakh was seized from five persons carrying hard cash at Ronipara village in Tikrikkilla constituency, West told

Meanwhile, sector officers deployed in the state capital seized Rs 13 lakhs in cash from a private vehicle and the person carrying could not produce evidence, officials said.

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First Published: Wed, February 14 2018. 19:40 IST