In a major development ahead of the assembly elections in Karnataka, the Kalaburagi district administration has seized unaccounted cash worth around Rs 1.90 crore at various checkposts across the district. The seizure includes Rs 1.40 crore at the Kinni Sadak checkpost and Rs 50 lakhs at the Jewargi checkpost.
According to Kalaburagi Deputy Commissioner Yeshwanth Gurukar, the district administration had set up 42 check posts in the district to monitor the movement of cash and other goods. The seizure of unaccounted cash is a result of the district administration’s efforts to ensure free and fair elections in the state.
The cash seized at the checkposts is suspected to be used for illegal activities, including bribing voters and influencing the election results. The district administration has launched an investigation to identify the source of the cash and the people behind its transportation.
The Kalaburagi district administration has been taking several measures to curb illegal activities during the election season. Apart from setting up check posts, the administration has also issued guidelines to political parties and candidates to ensure that they comply with the Election Commission’s rules and regulations.
The Election Commission has also been closely monitoring the election process in the state to ensure that it is conducted in a free and fair manner. The seizure of unaccounted cash at the checkposts is a positive development in this regard and sends a strong message to those who seek to influence election results through illegal means.
The Kalaburagi district administration has urged the public to cooperate with the authorities and report any suspicious activity related to the election process. The administration has assured that it will take strict action against those who violate the rules and regulations of the Election Commission.