Police conducted checks in the city ahead of the Telangana polls.

Telangana polls Hyderabad police seize Rs 70 lakh during checks
news Election Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 11:04

The Shahinayathgunj police in Hyderabad on Monday seized close to Rs 70 lakh in unaccounted cash during checks being conducted in the city ahead of the Telangana polls scheduled to be held on December 7.

The police said that they conducted checks between 6:30 and 7:30 pm and at that time they found a car moving in a suspicious manner.

“On our check in above said car, we found Rs 60,00,000 in one cloth bag and carton box. On inquiry with two people by name Pavan Vyas and Sukumar Das (driver) who was in the car, they didn’t give a satisfactory answer,” the police said in a press note.

The owner of the car claimed that the money was related to his business and he was going to deposit it in the bank after collecting it from his clients.

“As we were not convinced, we seized the unaccounted net cash of Rs 60 lakh from the possession of the duo. Subsequently, we noticed another car which was moving in a suspicious manner towards Begum Bazar and we stopped it. On checking, we found Rs 9.97 lakh in one suitcase. On inquiry, we didn’t receive satisfactory answer and we seized the unaccounted cash,” the police added.

In the second case, the man claimed that he was bringing the cash from the Malakpet Race Course, but the police said that they were not convinced.

The police said that the total amount of Rs 69,97,320 would be handed over to the Income Tax Department for further inquiry.

Earlier this week, the police in poll-bound Telangana seized Rs 10 crore cash from a car near Pipparwada toll plaza by the police in Adilabad district.

Several wads of currency notes, all in Rs 500s, were recovered from the vehicle which was coming from Nagpur in Maharashtra and headed to Hyderabad. The car was registered in Karnataka. Police detained two persons travelling in the car.

The state is all set to go to the polls on December 7 after the assembly was dissolved before its complete term on September 6. The counting of votes and results will be announced on December 11.

 

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