Police seize around Rs 1.5 crore unaccounted cash in Kalaburagi district so far

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KALABURABI: Ahead of Karnataka Assembly polls, a total of Rs 1.45 crore of unaccounted cash was seized on Saturday, an official said.

Forty-two checkposts have been set up in Kalaburagi district for the Karnataka Assembly election by the officials. The Static Surveillance Team and police seized Rs 4.5 lakh of unaccounted cash and a vehicle during the night at the Jeratagi checkpost in Kalaburagi, on Saturday. Election duty checkpost officials also seized Rs 1 crore unaccounted cash at Farthabad checkposts in Kalaburagi district.

A total of Rs 1. 4.5 crore were seized by the officials and the police arrested the members with unaccounted cash.

The Election Commission on March 29 announced the schedule for the 224-member Karnataka Assembly elections. The polling will take place in a single phase on May 10, and the counting of votes will be done on May 13, the Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar said in a press conference.

In the 2018 Assembly elections, BJP won 121 seats while the Congress and the JD(S) bagged 70 and 30 seats, respectively. (ANI)

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