Rs. 6.4 lakh seized in Meghalaya

Correspondent Shillong, Apr 7 | Publish Date: 4/7/2019 12:11:40 PM IST

Election flying squads on Sunday seized unaccounted cash worth Rs. 6.4 lakh in poll-bound Meghalaya’s West Garo Hills district.

Chief Electoral Officer, Frederick Roy Kharkongor said the money was seized from two persons when the election squads were checking movement of vehicles at Hallydayganj under Selsella assembly constituency.

Selsella assembly constituency is going to by-election simultaneously with the Lok Sabha polls to Tura and Shillong Lok Sabha constituencies on April 11 and as part of the efforts to ensure free and fair poll, the police have intensified checking of vehicles at various points. 

Of the Rs. 6.4 lakh, Kharkongor said an amount of Rs 4,80,000 was seized from one Saha and another amount of Rs 1,60,000 was also seized from one F Seikh.

The seized money has been kept in safe custody of Tura Treasury Strong Room.

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