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Rs 25 lakh cash seized in southwest Delhi

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Press Trust of India New Delhi
A team from the Delhi poll body seized Rs 25 lakh in cash in southwest Delhi Friday, a statement from the Chief Electoral officer here said.
The Static Surveillance Team of Matiala assembly constituency, SDM office, Kapashera, seized the cash at Jhatikara border, it said.
The team was doing its surveillance duty to monitor model code of conduct violations at the site, and during a routine check up the cash was found in a Ford Endeavour SUV bearing a Haryana registration number, the statement said.
After interrogation of the car driver, the cash was seized.
The driver of the car could not furnish any document or permission of authorities concerned to carry such huge amount of cash during election time.
The matter was immediately reported to the concerned police station and the Income Tax Department. The cash has been handed over to police and the matter is under investigation by police and the Income Tax Department, the statement said.
The poll panel also said its statistics surveillance team, constituted to keep an eye on the expenses of the political parties, has seized around Rs 10 lakh in cash from outer Delhi.

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First Published: Mar 29 2019 | 9:20 PM IST

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