Patiala/Bathinda: Soon after the model code of conduct was enforced in Punjab, the flying squad of Election Commission on Monday confiscated nearly Rs 33.95 lakh from various places in the state.

“On the direction of EC, unaccounted money worth Rs 26.55 lakh was seized from various places in Patiala district. Besides, currency notes worth Rs 7.40 lakh were confiscated from Bathinda. The money has been handed over to the Income Tax department for further probe,” said district election officer Vikash Garg.

Notably, the authorities have seized worth Rs 10.74 lakh from Patiala earlier on Sunday.