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Seizure redressal notice

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  15 Feb 2018 12:00 AM GMT

FROM A CORRESPONDENT

SHILLONG, Feb 14: District Election Officer West Garo Hills Ram Singh has informed that if any grievances regarding cash seizure or any other items and for getting the same redressed has to be made to the Committee comprising of Ram Singh, District Election Officer, West Garo Hills, Swapnil Tembe, Nodal Officer, Election Expenditure Monitoring Cell and DK Newar, District Treasury Officer. Stating that this was in pursuance of the guidelines issued by the Election Commission of India, the Deputy Commissioner said that the Committee shall suo moto examine each cash seized if found that it is not linked to any candidate, political party or any election campaign and due steps shall be taken to release the seized cash only after following the standard operating procedures, adding that seized cash will not be kept for more than seven days after the date of the poll unless any FIR or complaint is lodged in this regard. However, if the seized money exceeds more than Rs 10 lakhs, the Nodal Officer of Income Tax shall be informed before releasing.

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