Lucknow: Huge amount of unaccounted cash
was recovered on Monday in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh during a
drive, launched at the behest of the Election Commission, to
check the flow of illegal money.
"So far more than Rs 10 crore have been seized from
different parts of the state during a drive to check flow of
illegal money," state Chief Electoral Officer Umesh Sinha told
He said Rs 13.1 crore were recovered from a van in
"The passengers claimed Rs 12.5 crore belonged to a
bank and were meant for refilling ATMs but they did not have
proper documents required to carry the same," Sinha said.
Besides, Rs 60 lakh belonging to a private party were
also recovered from the same van, he said adding the matter
was being investigated.
"As per the directives of the EC, if any person is
carrying cash more than Rs 2.5 lakh without documents then
seizure is mandatory," the CEO said.
Around Rs four crore of unaccounted cash was recovered
since last evening, police said.
"In the last 24 hours, more than Rs 3.92 crore have been
recovered," IGP (Crime) G P Sharma told reporters here.
As many as Rs 1.54 crore were recovered during checking
in Chattrapati Shahuji Maharaj Nagar, he said.
"Of this, Rs 1.51 crore were found in a jeep in
Mohanganj area," the IGP said.