By Our Reporter
Shillong, Feb 14, 2018
The officials of the election department have made two seizures of Rs 14 lakh cash from two vehicles in the State capital in the past 24 hours.
Official sources on Wednesday said that they have seized Rs 13 lakh cash from the vehicle during a routine checking near St. Edmund’s college. Further, the official resources informed that second seizure of Rs 1 lakh cash was seized from another vehicle by the sector officer of Nongthymmai. In both the cases there was one person who was caught with the cash.
The occupants of the vehicles have been identified as Mickey Dkhar from Khleihriat with the 13 lakh cash and M Warjri from Mawlai in case of the MES seizure.
“We have made the seizure and an inquiry is on. However, so far no political link has been established,” a senior official with the election department said.
Initially, senior officials denied the seizure for some strange reason. One said that the amount belonged to coal exporters, however, carrying of such cash is forbidden by any individual as the model code of conduct is in force. But on persisting about the case, the seizure has come in the open.