Rs one crore black money seized from Bengal: Zutshi

Black money amounting to Rs one crore has so far has been seized from different areas of West Bengal.

Last Updated: Apr 21, 2011, 19:30 PM IST

Hooghly: Black money amounting to Rs
one crore has so far been seized from different areas of West
Bengal.

After the model code of conduct for the six-phase
election came into force in the state from March one, Deputy
Election Commissioner, Vinod Zutshi said today.

"The black money was seized from different people of the
state with the help of Income Tax officials," Zutshi told
reporters here after holding a meeting with district top civil
and police officials.

To a question whether the people from whom the black
money was recovered had any political connection, he said "it
will by made public as and when their political identity will
be established".

An unaccounted sum of Rs five lakh was recovered from a
person from Singur this morning, he said. The man was
arrested.

The expenditure observers of the Election Commission
were keeping a close watch on all bank accounts of the
candidates and other related transactions, he said.

"No unfair deal will be allowed," Zutshi said.

PTI