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Rs 65 lakh in cash seized in Cuttack

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Odisha Sun Times Bureau

Cuttack, April 16:

Police seized around Rs 65 lakh in cash from two vehicles, DCP Cuttack Sanjib Arora said here this evening.

The DCP said the police during a check today found Rs 59.5 lakh in cash from one vehicle at Bajrakabati Road and Rs 5 lakh from another at Belleview.

He said, the drivers of these two vehicles were being interrogated to ascertain the purpose behind carrying so much cash and also to find out whether the money was to be used to lure voters ahead of the Thursday poll.

Earlier, the office of the Chief Electoral Officer had said as much as 38,004 litre of liquor had been seized and 1,790 persons arrested across the state by Excise officials during the seizures.