An inspector of prohibition and excise department in Telangana has been suspended after he was caught with Rs 6 lakh cash allegedly meant for distribution among voters.

A. Anjith Rao, excise inspector of Warangal Urban, was caught with the cash by Congress supporters at Chengicherla in Medipally near Hyderabad on Tuesday when he came out of a hotel.

The official, who was carrying the cash in a personal car, was assaulted by the Congress supporters. They alleged that the official was carrying the money for distribution among voters on the direction of a political party. They handed him over to the flying squad of the Election Commission.