Lucknow, Jan 7 (ANI): On the Election Commission's directive the UP Police yielded a large um of Indian currency in Lucknow, on Saturday.
Currency notes worth rupees 15 lakhs and three non-licensed rifles were seized by local police fter they stopped a vehicle during a routine check.
Calendars, political posters and flags of Samajwadi Party (SP) were also recovered from the ehicle.
Police officials informed that they stepped up the security and undertook checking under section 44 (prohibiting assembly of five or more persons, holding public meetings, and carrying of irearms), which had been implemented.
"With the state election just round the corner we have started conducting security checks under ection 144, which has been implemented. During the checking Assistant Superintendent Of olice (ASP) Aneesh Ansari stopped a car and recovered rupees 15 lakh," said Superintendent f Police (City) Trans Gomti, Drishti Garg.
The two accused, later identified as Naseer Abdullah and Mohammad Tariq Quereshi defended he large sum of money and said that they were businessmen and were taking back the money o their factory after withdrawing it from the bank.
The directive, to not carry more than 250,000 rupees in cash without adequate proof, was ade in view of Assembly elections to be held in five states and it would commence from the nd of January.
The move is aimed to prevent misuse of money to in the upcoming elections.
Voting in Uttar Pradesh would take place in seven phases starting February 4 and finish on ebruary 28. (ANI)
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