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
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
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