Cash over Rs 50,000 found in cars for luring voters to be seized in Jharkhand: Chief Electoral Officer

By: |
Ranchi | Published: November 20, 2019 12:32:28 PM

Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Jharkhand, Vinay Kumar Choubey, has said cash over Rs 50,000 found in cars will be seized if inspecting teams suspect the money could be used for luring voters in the poll-bound state. Assembly elections will be held in Jharkhand in five phases from November 30 to December 20.

cash seized, jharkhand elections, jharkhand polls, jharkhand cash seized, ECI, elections newsThe model code of conduct is in force in the state and the Election Commission of India has issued guidelines on poll expenditure, an Election Commission release quoting Choubey said on Tuesday. (Representational Image)

Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Jharkhand, Vinay Kumar Choubey, has said cash over Rs 50,000 found in cars will be seized if inspecting teams suspect the money could be used for luring voters in the poll-bound state. Assembly elections will be held in Jharkhand in five phases from November 30 to December 20.

The model code of conduct is in force in the state and the Election Commission of India has issued guidelines on poll expenditure, an Election Commission release quoting Choubey said on Tuesday. “During inspection of vehicles, if flying squads and other agencies find more than Rs 50,000 in cash and suspect that the money could be used to lure voters, it will be seized,” the CEO said.

Similarly, gifts worth more than Rs 10,000, liquor and drugs which could be used for luring voters will also be seized, he said. The CEO said the process of seizure should be video-graphed and advised people against travelling with huge amounts of cash.

ALSO READ | Gandhi family’s SPG cover withdrawn: Nothing political about it, Centre tells Rajya Sabha

To dispose of complaints of the public, three-member committees headed by chief executive officers have been constituted in all the 24 districts of the state, the CEO said. The committees will probe the seizure of cash or materials made by the flying squads and other agencies, he said.

Live webcasting will be conducted in selected 25 per cent of the polling stations in every district which will be monitored from the office of the CEO and district electoral offices, he added.

Get live Stock Prices from BSE and NSE and latest NAV, portfolio of Mutual Funds, calculate your tax by Income Tax Calculator, know market’s Top Gainers, Top Losers & Best Equity Funds. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Next Stories
1Stone-pelting in J&K down since Aug 5, says govt, but data differs
2Sonia Gandhi meets senior party leaders to discuss Maharashtra political situation
3Relax close relative, 5-year marriage norms in surrogacy bill: RS members