Police seizes Rs 16 lakh from two separate vehicles in Jharkhand ahead of Assembly elections
Garhwa/UNI: With just 24 days left for the first phase of elections in the state, illegal cash flow was reported in the district with the seizure of Rs 16.5 lakh during a vehicle checking drive under Meral Police Station area.
Briefing the press at Meral block office DDC Naman Priyesh Lakra said during a vehicle checking drive in the area an SUV was intercepted and two bags containing Rs 15 lakh were found.
A sum of Rs 1.50 lakh was recovered from a another car during the checking.
He said that the SUV was going from Garhwa to Nagar while the other car was going in the opposite direction.
The driver of the SUV Deepak Singh and driver of the car Dhruv Shankar Pandey have been taken into custody and are being questioned, the police official said.
After the seizure, the cash was counted at the block office before the officials and sleuths of the IT department using a cash cash counting machine from the SBI Meral branch.
Voting on the Garhwa Vidhan Sabha seat of the Jharkhand Assembly is scheduled in the first phase on November 30.