28 April 2019
Puri: Just a day ahead of fourth and final phase polling in Odisha, officials of Election Commission flying squad seized Rs 8 lakh cash from a vehicle at Astaranga-Kakatpur road on Saturday night.
Reportedly, the SUV car was travelling from Konark to Astarang when officials of the squad seized the cash during inspection. As Kakatpur is going to polls on April 29, it is being suspected that the cash being taken to ‘woo’ voters in that area.
A youth has been detained in connection with the incident and further probe into the matter is underway.