UP polls: Huge unaccounted cash recovered
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UP polls: Huge unaccounted cash recovered
Last Updated: Monday, January 09, 2012, 20:57
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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 reporters here.

He said Rs 13.1 crore were recovered from a van in Ghaziabad.

"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.


First Published: Monday, January 09, 2012, 20:57



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