The people of Jagdishpur village under Kashipur Assembly seat which will go to the polls tomorrow informed the police that Jagdish Mondal, a CPI(M) local committee member was distributing money last evening, District Magistrate and District Election Officer A Singh said.
Mondal was detained by police for questioning after the villagers alleged that he was distributing money, Singh said.
A sum of Rs 48,000 was seized from Mondal's possession when he was detained for questioning, police said.
Both police and the district administration is investigating the matter. CPI(M) leader Subhas Mahato is seeking re-election from the Kashipur Assembly seat.