The Nirjuli police under the supervision of Capital Complex superintendent of police Tumme Amo in Arunachal Pradesh on Tuesday night seized Rs 15.6 lakh from undisclosed people for violation of the model code of conduct in force after the announcement of the April 11 elections.
Amo said that in keeping with the election situation report, the Capital Complex police also recovered 15 live rounds of ammunition and 20 ‘daos’ (machetes) during checking while defacing many election posters. Eight guns were surrendered at the police station.
The SP has requested the people not to carry such huge amounts of cash inviting inconvenience. As per the guidelines of Election Commission of India, every seizure of Rs 10 lakh and above shall be investigated by the Income Tax department, he said.
Amo has further asked the individuals who possess licensed and unlicensed arms to surrender them at the nearest police station.