Over Rs.7 crore seized in Bihar before polls


Over Rs.7 crore in cash was recovered from vehicles on Wednesday in Bihar’s Saran and Siwan districts during routine checking in the poll-bound state, police said.

Rs.7 crore haul was made from a vehicle in Chapra while Rs.12 lakh was found in a vehicle in the neighbouring Siwan district, the police officer added.

The Income Tax department and Bihar Police have intensified a crackdown on the use of unaccounted cash as the model code of conduct is in force for the upcoming assembly polls.

The five-phase assembly elections will begin on 12 October and counting of votes will take place on 8 November.