With the model code of conduct imposing a prohibition on carrying of cash above Rs 50,000, petrol pump owners across Guwahati are in a difficult situation now. Owners say that on an average, transactions amounting to Rs 10-15 lakh — most of which is in cash — takes place in each petrol pump in the city.
This has put them in troubled water because, owners say, as their cash-carrying vehicles are frequently being stopped and checked by flying squads who are on duty to monitor illegal poll expenditure.
Recently, cash amounting to Rs 25.11 lakh was seized from a petroleum dealer while his man was carrying cash above Rs 50,000 in the city. Read More