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Don't Raise Cap on Taking Cash: Forum

Published: 18th March 2014 08:39 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th March 2014 08:39 AM   |  A+A-

The Pernambut Consumer Welfare Protection Society has appealed to the Election Commission (EC) not to pay heed to the demand of the merchants and traders associations to raise the ceiling of carrying legitimate cash to `3 lakh from the present Rs 50,000.

In a memorandum to the Chief Election Commissioner V S Sampath and the CJ of the Supreme Court of India, president of the society T Basheeruddin said it was unfair on the part of the merchants to make this plea when the EC was enforcing disciplinary measures for the polls.

He said there was no logic in the traders asking the EC not to allow revenue and police officials to conduct vehicle checks. Such searches should be done by the IT Department officials, he said.

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