Over 28.77% of the votes until 5 p.m. in Andheri East; foreign currency worth Rs. 4.1 crores seized at Mumbai airport


Live updates from Andheri East Bypoll, 03 November 2022: The percentage of polls in the indirect vote of the Andheri East Assembly stood at 28.77% until 5 p.m., officials said Thursday. Voting began at 7 a.m. in Mumbai with seven candidates including Rutuja Latke of the Shiv Sena faction led by Uddhav Thackeray in the fray. The bypoll was necessitated after the sudden disappearance of Shiv Sena MLA Ramesh Latke in May this year.

Meanwhile, Mumbai airport customs on Thursday seized foreign currency worth $4,97,000, equivalent to about Rs. 4.1 crores. In a targeted operation by Mumbai Air Investigation Unit, a family of three Indian passengers bound for Dubai on Fly Dubai flight FZ 446 were intercepted. The family had two elderly passengers and another male passenger. Examination of the baggage of the three passengers resulted in the recovery of US$4,97,000. The three apprehended passengers were arrested and taken into custody.

In other news, a day after BMC dropped a tender worth Rs 5,800 crore launched to materialize 400 km of Mumbai roads to make the city pothole-free, a letter has been revealed in which engineers from the civic body’s roads department claimed that the tender was drawn up in a haphazard and unplanned manner.

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