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HindustanTimes Thu,31 Jul 2014

Cash seized in Sangrur, police fail to give exact figures

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Sangrur, April 29, 2014
First Published: 00:30 IST(29/4/2014) | Last Updated: 00:31 IST(29/4/2014)

With two days left for the polling day, the Sunam police have reportedly seized cash which was likely to be used to woo voters.

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However, from senior to junior level, not even a single officer from the district police gave the exact figure of the amount seized.

Talking to Hindustan Times, Sunam SDM-cum-returning officer said, "I just got the information and deputed the tehsildar for investigation."

Later, she said that `47,000 have been seized from two people and they have been booked.

She refused to give the details of the people from whom the cash was recovered.However, after repeated attempts, a single police officer agreed to give details of the exact amount.

"I came to know that some `10,000 have been recovered from a m,an in Sunam, I am trying to get more details," said SSP Mandeep Singh Sidhu. On the other hand, DSP Sunam told the HT that the Sunam police had seized `15,000 from a man at a check post.

He, however, refused to give more details saying, "I am very much busy."Interestingly, Sunam (city) police station in-charge refused to accept that any money has been seized from anybody in Sunam.

However, sources had disclosed to the HT that  the police had reportedly seized `1.5 lakh from two persons and the police had also recovered a slip from the possession of a man to whom the money was to be given.


 

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