Flying squads seized cash from the possession of four persons in South West Garo Hills district, Chief Electoral Officer FR Kharkongor, today said.
Kharkongor said a total of Rs 10, 03,500 was seized as people carrying the cash do not have supporting documents. He said their claims are under investigation.
According to the Election Commission rule, the concerned person can appeal to a committee headed by the deputy commissioner for release of the seized cash and if it is found genuine then only the money can be released.
The CEO said so far over Rs 20 lakh cash was seized by election officials in the state.
Election to the 60-member Meghalaya Assembly is scheduled to be held on February 27 and the model code of conduct is in force in the state. The Election Commission of India had prohibited carrying of over Rs 50,000.
The commission has identified at least 34 Assembly constituencies across the State as ‘expenditure sensitive’ meaning that the use of money is very high.