Dhenkanal: A static surveillance squad Thursday seized Rs 4,00,000 lakh in cash from the vehicle of BJP candidate Ashok Nayak in Dhenkanal district, police said. The money was confiscated after Nayak, who is contesting from Hindol Assembly seat in this district, could not provide satisfactory answers about the source of the money, Dhenkanal SP Anupama James said.
The car was intercepted by the special team of Odisha Police near Mangalpur chhak on Bhapur-Dhenkanal road. Nayak is being interrogated at Dhenkanal Town police station, the SP said. However, he has not been taken into custody.
The Lok Sabha and Assembly elections are scheduled to be held in the district in the third phase, April 23.