A total Rs 2,55,000 was seizedin poll-bound Assam by a static surveillance team duringregular vehicular checking on movement of cash and valuablesin Assams Sonitpur district, an official source said onWednesday.
The amount was seized from a vehicle near theKaliabhomora bridge during the day and the person has claimedthat the amount was being carried by him to purchase a secondhand vehicle from a car dealer in Tezpur.
Due to lack of valid supporting documents, the policeofficials seized the vehicle and as per instruction of thedistrict election officer sent the money to the treasuryoffice after counting.
As per the guidelines of the Election Commissionthe general public must have valid documents while carryingcash above Rs 50,000 and new articles and gifts worth over Rs10,000 during the election process.
Unexplained cash above Rs 50,000 will be seizedimmediately and released only when it is proved that it is notrelated to the elections in any way.
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