Rs 45 Lakh In Old Notes Seized From Car In Puducherry

Rs 45 Lakh In Old Notes Seized From Car In Puducherry

The 45 lakh seized by the Election Commission officials is in the demonetised notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000

Puducherry: Election Commission officials today seized cash to the tune of Rs 45 lakh, all in the denominations of the scrapped Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes, from a car in Muthialpet near Puducherry.

District Collector-cum-District Election Officer Satyendra Singh Dursawat told the Press Trust of India that the driver of the car was taken into custody for questioning.

The model code of conduct is in force in Puducherry after the announcement of bypoll to the Nellithope assembly constituency, from where senior Congress leader and Chief Minister V Narayanasamy is seeking mandate.

The bypoll is scheduled for November 19.