Cash amounting to Rs 3 lakh was seized from Ampati in South West Garo Hills district of Meghalaya on Thursday. The seizure was made by the Static Surveillance Team (SST) from a vehicle bearing Assam registration No (AS01-AP-7786).
As per sources, the person who carried the money in the vehicle told the team that the money was supposedly meant for paying wages to labourers working in a stone quarry, but no documents could be produced to prove that the money was meant for the labourers.
“As Mankachar is close by to Ampati, a good number of vehicles bearing Assam registration numbers were plying in the area,” a report of the District Election Officer said. Investigation is on to ascertain whether the cash is meant for election purposes.