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Surat: Election team seizes Rs 75 lakh unaccounted cash, 2 held

"We have so far seized over Rs. 4.25 crore unaccounted cash in various such incidents.”

Unaccounted cash of Rs 75 lakhs have been seized by election officials in Surat of poll-bound Gujarat (Representational/file photo)

An election team led by the Surat district collector Tuesday night nabbed two youths from Mahidharpura area and allegedly seized Rs 75 lakh in cash from their possession.

The incident happened when the election team stopped a car in which three youths were traveling during a checking at Mahidharpura area.

They allegedly seized Rs 75 lakh cash from the car and when asked about it, the youths failed to give a satisfactory reply.

Later, the Mahidharpura police team also reached and two youths were arrested. However, third persons managed to escape from the spot.

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The two youths were identified as Uday Gurjar and Mohammed Faiz. The income tax department officials on Wednesday started questioning both the suspects. Sources said that the two youths collected the money from a courier firm in Mahidharpura.

Talking to The Indian Express Surat District Collector Ayush Oak said, “We have seized Rs 75 lakh unaccounted cash from a car and two youths are being questioned in connection with the incident. We have so far seized over Rs. 4.25 crore unaccounted cash in various such incidents.”

First published on: 23-11-2022 at 19:43 IST
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