Poll officials seize Rs 4.5 lakh unaccounted cash in Puducherry

Election officials on Thursday seized Rs 4.5 lakh unaccounted cash from a car proceeding to Tamil Nadu

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Puducherry, Nov 11: Election officials on Thursday seized Rs 4.5 lakh unaccounted cash from a car proceeding to Tamil Nadu during checks being held in view of the November 19 by-election to Nellithope assembly constituency in the Union territory, police said.

The occupants of the car including an engineer said they were working in a private firm in Chengalpet near Chennai and carrying the cash withdrawn from banks in nearby Cuddalore some days ago for payment of salary to the workers.

Rs 4.5 lakh cash seized in Puducherry

However, as they could not provide any supporting documents, the flying squad of Election department seized the cash and lodged the same with revenue officials.

The seizure was made at Mullodai village in Puducherry limits close to Cuddalore, they said adding the engineer had been told to claim the cash by submitting relevant documents.

PTI

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