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Karnataka elections: IT officials seize Rs 20 cr in cash, jewellery worth Rs 5 cr from B’luru and Mysuru

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Bengaluru/Mysuru: In a major haul, the IT department officials seized Rs 20 cr in cash and jewellery worthRs 5 cr during their raid in Bengaluru and Mysuru on Friday.

The raids were conducted at several localities of these two places simultaneously. Following a tip-off, in Bengaluru, the IT sleuths raided Shantinagar, Shivajinagar, RMV Layout, Cox town, Sadashivanagar and Kumarapark. It is said that the seized cash and jewellery were meant to be distributed among the voters ahead of the elections.

Recently, the IT officials had found Rs 1 cr in a box that was kept hidden in a mango tree in Mysuru. Early this month, the IT officials raided Chickpet Independent Candidate KGF Babu residence and had seized stacks of cheque books, sarees and other goodies along with voter identity cards.

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