EC teams seize Rs 11 cr cash in Maharashtra, Rs 48 lakh in Haryana

New Delhi: Election Commission-appointed flying squads have seized over Rs 11 crore cash and illicit liquor worth more than Rs 70 lakh being transported to poll-bound Maharashtra apparently to lure voters.

According to latest data, Rs 11,36,48,885 cash has been seized by EC-appointed surveillance teams in the state while over 2 lakh litres of liquor bottles and pouches valued at Rs 70.11 lakh have been seized.

In the other poll-bound state of Haryana, EC-appointed static and mobile teams seized Rs 48,60,500 cash and recovered 972 bottles of liquor.

In its effort to curb the use of black money and illegal funds in the elections, the EC has deployed officers drawn from central revenue services like the Income Tax and Customs and Excise departments and those from the state government in all the Assembly seats in these two states where polling will be held on October 15.

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