TEZPUR: An amount of Rs. 1,93,200 was seized from a Bolero pick-up by a Flying Squad led by Dhrubajyoti Borah during regular checking of vehicles at Genjengaguri in Dhekiajuli, early on Monday morning.
The owner, who hailed from Kharupetia, Darrang, claimed he was on his way back after collecting the money from Mariani, Jorhat against supply of vegetables. The amount was seized in the presence of a team of police officials led by Diganta Nath, ASI, Dhekiajuli PS.
Since the person could not produce valid supporting documents, the money was sent to the treasury office, Tezpur. The owner has been asked to produce relevant documents to claim the money back and inquiries are underway. In another incident, an amount of Rs. 60,100 was seized from a Maruti Alto vehicle by the Static Surveillance Team at the permanent check post set up at Saikiachuburi under Dhekiajuli PS in the presence of Flying Squad led by Abdul Aziz and Madhab Nath, head constable of Dhekiajuli PS. The person carrying the amount claimed that the amount was meant for business purposes and he has been asked to submit relevant documents for claiming the money back.
Meanwhile, an amount of Rs. 1,08,300 was seized by a Static Surveillance Team (SST) led by Manjit Borah from a person during checking at Keherukhunda under Borchalla LAC while another Rs.97,000 was reportedly seized from a person from Gadhajuli (Dhekiajuli) by SST led by Biraj Kumar Borah. Since neither of the owners could produce relevant documents against the source of money it was seized and sent to Tezpur Treasury and they have been asked to follow necessary procedure for claiming the money back. As per guidelines of the Election Commission of India, during the electioneering phase, the general public have to possess valid documents if they are carrying cash above Rs.50,000 and news articles and gifts worth over Rs.10,000. Unexplained cash above Rs. 50,000 will be seized immediately and released only when it is proved that it is not related to the elections in any way.
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