Indian, Foreign Currencies Seized in Poll Bound Bihar

Additional Chief Election Officer told reporters that over Rs 11.46 lakh unaccounted Indian currency was seized from three places in Bihar.

Published: 21st September 2015 08:18 PM  |   Last Updated: 21st September 2015 08:18 PM   |  A+A-


PATNA: During the intensified campaign to enforce Model Code of Conduct, huge quantity of unaccounted Indian and foreign currencies and 24,856 litres of illegal liquor were seized from different parts of Bihar today.

Additional Chief Election Officer R Lakshmanan told reporters that over Rs 11.46 lakh unaccounted Indian currency was seized from three places of the state today.

While Rs 8,25,555 were seized in Vikramganj in Rohtas district, Rs 1,70,650 was recovered at Sitamarhi district and another Rs 1,50,000 from the Aurangabad district, he said.

Lakshmanan said a man was arrested in Madhubani district with 67,00 Nepali currency, 196 Qatar, 10,000 Indonesian currency along with currencies of Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bangladesh and Malaysia.

The man held with the foreign currencies in Dewdha police station of Madhubani district, has been identified as Mohammad Salim, a resident of Dhanusha district of Nepal, he said.

The Additional CEO said 24,856 litres of illegal liquor was seized during the day and in Aurangabad, 85 kg of ganja was nabbed during the exercise.

Lakshmanan said 14 cases have been registered for defacing public property and 10 cases of misuse of vehicles.

On the law and order front, 11 arms/weapons and 70 cartridges have been seized and total 868 non-bailable warrants have been executed so far, he added.

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