Rourkela:28/3/19: In a joint operation, civil and police administration has made a seizure of Rs 9.20 lakh cash in separate interceptions in Sundargarh district.
The seizure of cash forms the part of the ongoing drive to curb the use of black money in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls and assembly polls.According to sources, a three-member team of enforcement officials seized cash Rs 6 lakh and Rs 3.20 lakh at Ambagan Chhak and Kuarmunda-Birmitrapur road in the city respectively.
Two cars were intercepted at Kuanramunda-Biramitrapur road and Ambaguna chowk near Rourkela steel city.
The officials who were engaged in the election duty conducted a vehicle checking during which they found the unexplained cash.
The cash was seized after the occupants of the vehicles failed to produce valid documents regarding the source of the money. A detailed probe into the matter is underway, informed the officials.
Five persons have been detained so far in this connection. It is being looked into whether the cash was meant for inducing voters, said officials.