Punjab & Region

Jalandhar: Banks directed to furnish information of suspicious transaction, if any

Jalandhar, January 11

With a view to getting information of suspicious transactions as per the guidelines of the Election Commission of India, the District Administration on Tuesday directed the bank officers to provide details of suspicious transactions during elections.

 On the directions of Deputy Commissioner-cum-District Election Officer Ghanshyam Thori, the Additional Deputy Commissioner (G) Amarjit Bains has held a meeting with the bank officers to apprise them about the instructions of the ECI.

 The ADC asked them to report unusual and suspicious cash withdrawals or deposits of cash in accounts exceeding Rs.1 lakh during the process of election, without any such instance of deposit or withdrawal during the last two months.

Asking them for strict compliance of the ECI directions, the ADC (G) said that unusual transfer of amount by RTGS from one bank account to the accounts of several persons in a district/constituency during the poll process without any precedent of such transfer.

 Any deposit of cash or withdrawal of cash exceeding Rs. 1 lakh from the bank account of candidates or spouses or his dependents, as mentioned in the affidavit filed by candidates, which is available on the CEO’s website, he added.