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Odisha: Poll flying squad seizes cash worth Rs 7.41 lakh from petrol pump

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Cuttack: Unaccounted for cash was seized in yet another petrol pump raid by the poll flying squad here today, ahead of fourth phase of elections in Odisha.

According to reports, cash amounting to Rs. 7.41 lakh was confiscated from a petrol pump in Kahirapola area of Jagatpur.

Acting on a tip-off the EC flying squad conducted a search of the petrol pump office and premises, reportedly owned by a family member of BJP Salipur MLA candidate Prakash Behera.

While petrol pump employees said that the cash was earned by sale of fuel, Cuttack DCP Akhilesh Singh informed that it was unlikely that this amount of cash recovered could be the result of a day’s worth of transaction.

The police has launched a probe into the matter.

Worth mentioning, Salipur assembly constituency is slated to go to polls on April 29.

Also read: Over Rs 4 cr worth liquor seized so far in Odisha ahead of polls

According to a press release of the Information and Public Relations Department of the state government, unaccounted cash worth Rs. 3,75,21,380, cash has been seized, as of yesterday from various parts of the state.