Rs 19 cr seized: Bihar polls

unnamed (1)Based on media reports on Hawala operations in Bihar, the Election Commission of India directed Income Tax authorities in Bihar and Delhi
to investigate the matter. ECO expressed concern over illegal money in elections and stated expenditure sensitive areas and persons
associated with Hawala operations must be identified. Income Tax authorities informed the ECO that after searches Rs 19 crore had been
recovered so far as unaccounted money, Rs 5 crore in Delhi from 9 persons and Rs 13.75 crore from 4 persons in Muzaffarpur, Bihar.
Identified and suspected Hawala operators are being kept under surveillance by the respective authorities. Investigations are in progress in cases of unaccounted money.

Medaram Jathara

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