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Unaccounted cash worth Rs 55 crore seized in Telangana ahead of elections


Devdiscourse News Desk Hyderabad
Updated: 02-11-2018 22:51 IST
Unaccounted cash worth Rs 55 crore seized in Telangana ahead of elections

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Unaccounted cash totalling Rs 55 crore has been seized across Telangana since the model code of conduct came into force following the announcement of Assembly elections, Chief Electoral Officer of the state Rajath Kumar said here Friday.

The income tax department seized Rs 17.55 crore and the police Rs 37.67 crore; an inquiry into the individual cases would be conducted and action is taken accordingly, Kumar told a press conference. The Election Commission is in constant touch with the intelligence wing and the Finance Ministry with regard to the illegal money flow during elections, he said.

Liquor worth Rs 3.31 crore was also seized, he said.

(With inputs from agencies.)

COUNTRY : India