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Ahead of Lok Sabha polls, Rs 4.09 crore seized during search operations in Puducherry

Members of the flying squad rushed to a house and found cash to the tune of Rs 3,68,78,500 while Rs 40,46,500 was found during a search operation in another building taking the total seizure to Rs 4,09,25,000, say officials

PTI Puducherry Published 18.04.24, 05:26 PM
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On the eve of Lok Sabha polls here, Election authorities on Thursday seized Rs 4.09 crore from two locations, a senior official said.

Puducherry's District Election Officer A Kulothungan told reporters the seizure was made following a tip-off.

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He said Assistant Returning Officer S Yashwanthiah received a tip-off on cash being stacked in various places following which the flying squad swung into action.

Members of the flying squad rushed to a house and found cash to the tune of Rs 3,68,78,500 while Rs 40,46,500 was found during a search operation in another building taking the total seizure to Rs 4,09,25,000, the official said.

He said the Expenditure Observer and Income Tax Department were informed immediately and the IT department launched an investigation into the issue.

DEO Kulothungan appreciated the prompt action taken by Assistant Returning officers Yashwanthaiah and Chandrakumaran in seizing the amount.

He appealed to voters not to fall prey to inducements and also ensure fair elections.

Voting for the lone Lok Sabha seat in Puducherry will be held on Friday.

Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by The Telegraph Online staff and has been published from a syndicated feed.

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