The Election Commission in Bihar seized over 14 crore rupees in black money in a drive to rein in the abuse of money power in the upcoming polls in Bihar.
According to reports, the amount is more than double the amount confiscated in the state during polls last year.
Until yesterday 14 crore and 46 lakh cash was seized in Patna. Besides, the authorities also seized 61 lakh and 17 thousand rupees of foreign currency and over 16 lakh worth of fake currency notes.
The Election Commission has taken stern measures this year for the Bihar Polls as it has already sent notices to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Rashtriya Janata Party (RJD) leaders for violating the Model Code of Conduct
The Commission had earlier decided to deploy 50 observers to check flow of illegal money and other inducements in the upcoming Assembly elections in Bihar.
The observers will monitor black money, production, distribution, sale and storage of liquor and other intoxicants during the polls period.