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Unaccounted cash of over Rs 28 lakh seized in Arunachal

 ITANAGAR, March 14 - Unaccounted cash of over Rs 28 lakh was seized in Arunachal Pradesh during the past two days, including Rs 15.60 lakh from the State capital alone, police said Thursday.

The wads of cash were seized from various checkpoints at Naharlagun, Itanagar and Nirjuli, in the run-up to the polls where the model code of conduct is in place.

In East Siang district, Rs 10.72 lakh has been seized from various places, police sources said. Similarly, Rs 1.80 lakh was seized at Seppa, the headquarters of East Kameng district.

Itanagar Superintendent of Police Tumme Amo said that police also seized eight guns, 15 live rounds of ammunition and 20 local daos (knife) in the State capital.

The seized arms and ammunition were deposited at police station, Amo said adding, many posters and banners defacing the town and public properties were also removed by police.

A meeting to discuss income tax surveillance was convened here Wednesday which was attended by Additional Director of Income Tax (Investigation) Mridul Kumar Das, who is also the Nodal Officer (Income Tax) for North East, State Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Kaling Tayeng said. The State will go to simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly polls on April 11 and counting of votes will be held on May 23. – PTI

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