Odisha Elections: Rs 10 Lakh Unaccounted Money Seized, One Detained In Bargarh

OB Bureau

Bargarh: Police have seized Rs 10 lakh unaccounted money from a pick-up van and detained its driver in Odisha’s Bargarh.

According to sources, a flying squad headed by additional tehsildar of Bargarh Dibakar Pradhan was carrying out checking of vehicles to prevent illegal transportation of money, liquor and intoxicating substances as part of the drive against violation of model code of conduct for the ensuing elections to Lok Sabha and Assembly in the state.

During the drive at checking point of Barahaguda in the district, the squad intercepted the pick-up van. On searching the vehicles, they found Rs 10 lakh in the vehicle. As the driver could not produce any document in support of the cash nor give satisfactory answer in its support, he has been detained by Bargarh Town police.

Speaking to the media, Pradhan said it has been revealed from preliminary investigation that the vehicle carrying the cash was going from Barpali in the district towards Sambalpur when it was intercepted.

“As per the model code guidelines, one person is entitled to carry Rs 50,000 in cash with prior permission from the authorities. Since the vehicle’s driver did not have the requisite permission, the money has been seized and he has been detained. Further investigation is going on to know the source of the money,” he added.

OB Bureau

Recent Posts

Southwest Monsoon Makes Advances, Likely To Reach Odisha By June 15

Bhubaneswar: Southwest monsoon has made further advancement and is likely to reach Odisha by June…

May 19, 2024

Odisha Elections 2024: Police Issue Traffic Advisory For Naveen’s Roadshow In Bhubaneswar Tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate Police has issued a traffic advisory for the roadshow of Chief Minister…

May 19, 2024

Odisha Elections 2024: All Eyes On Naveen Patnaik In Round II Tomorrow; Know Other Key Contestants

Bhubaneswar: As Odisha gears up for the second round of polling on Monday, all eyes…

May 19, 2024

Former Minister Alleges Torture By Wife & Son, Demands Maintenance

Jaipur: A former Rajasthan minister has sought maintenance from his wife and son, alleging that…

May 19, 2024

Odisha Elections 2024: School Teacher Dies While Collecting Poll Materials In Balangir

Balangir: A school teacher reportedly died while he was on election duty in Odisha's Balangir…

May 19, 2024

Swati Maliwal Assault Case: Delhi Police Collects CCTV DVR From CM’s House; AAP Says Police Leaking Information To Media

New Delhi: A Delhi Police team on Sunday collected electronic devices, including CCTV DVR (digital…

May 19, 2024

Odisha Elections 2024: Over Rs 3 Lakh Found From SUV In Another Cash Seizure In Sonepur

Sonepur: In another case of illegal transport of money, police have seized more than Rs…

May 19, 2024

Odisha Elections 2024: 33,000 Police Personnel, 102 CAPF Companies For Round II Tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: Over 33,000 police personnel and 102 companies of CAPF are being deployed to ensure…

May 19, 2024