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27 lakh rupees seized by election officials in Gurgaon
Just days before the elections, 27 lakh rupees has been seized from two different places in Gurgaon. To arm twist fair play in the elections, this money was to be used in the polling process.

On Saturday night, 20 lakh rupess was seized from a vehicle by a surveillance vehicle at Ambedkar Chowk on Sohna Road, but the driver of the vehicle were not able to prove the source of the money via any documents. Another 7 lakh of rupees, which was seized was also unaccounted for. The driver of the second vehicle has been taken into custody for questioning as was reported by timesofindia.com.

Gurgaon parliamentary constituency returning officer Shekhar Vidyarthi has asked the officials in charge to deposit the cash in government treasury. Seeing the flow of money into the city for campaigning and elections purposes, he has also asked the officials to be on alert and to ensure that no candidate spends more then 70 lakhs for election purposes.

According to the norms anyone carrying more than 50,000 cash should have proper documentations . Vidyarthi has also given notices to seven candidates, who are yet to submit their election expenses. All the seven candidates- Akbar Kasmi, Abdul Latif, Ombir Sharma, Karan Singh, Manoj Yadav, Mahender Jat and Rajiv Yadav are independent. Talking about it, an official said, ''They have been asked to explain within 48 hours why they didn't submit details of their expenditure when they were asked to.''

Local election observer for expenditure, BS Rajpurohit has been looking into the election expenses.

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