Rourkela: Less than a month ahead of the elections in Odisha, over Rs 9 lakh was reportedly seized from two cars in Rourkela city last night.
While Rs 6 lakh was seized from a car at Ambagan Chhak in the city, Rs 3.20 lakh was seized from another car on Kuarmunda-Birmitrapur road here, reports said.
The seizures took place while two teams of officials engaged in the election duty were conducting checking of vehicles in the area, reports added.
The concerned nodal officer has started investigation into the incident. The occupants of the vehicles have failed to give satisfactory answer regarding the money source and details of the transaction, police sources said.