New Delhi: The Election Commission of India has allegedly seized Rs 4 crore of unaccounted cash in Worli assembly constituency area ahead of the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly Election, stated news agency ANI on Saturday. More details are awaited.
Meanwhile, on the same day, Additional Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Maharashtra Dilip Shinde was quoted by news agency ANI as saying, “Rs 142 crores have been seized since the imposition of Model Code of Conduct in the state.” Dilip Shinde further claimed that so far 975 illegal weapons have been seized in Maharashtra.
In yet another incident on Thursday night, the income tax department had seized cash worth Rs 13 crore in Mumbai’s Zaveri Bazaar area, stated a report. An I-T department official was quoted by a Mumbai Mirror report as saying, “We have seized Rs 5.27 crore from Siddhi Safe Vaults Private Ltd and Rs 6.40 crore from Shree Mumbadevi Safe Deposit Vault where the depositors had stashed cash which was not accounted for.” The raid, conducted days ahead of the state assembly election, was reported to be one of the biggest raids of the recent times.