Poll code: Rs 23.5-crore valuables seized in Punjab
Friday - March 15, 2019 8:56 pm , Category : INDIA
Chandigarh, March 15 (IANS) Enforcement teams in Punjab have seized valuables worth Rs 23.5 crore in violation of the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) besides confiscating unaccounted cash in the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections in the state.Punjab Chief Electoral Officer S. Karuna Raju said on Friday that the surveillance teams had seized 14,726 litres of liquor worth Rs 25 lakh.The enforcement wing has recovered 670 kg of psychotropic substances, amounting to Rs 21.82 crore.Unaccounted cash of Rs 1.32 crore has also been recovered, he added.Voting for all 13 Lok Sabha seats in Punjab will take place on May 19. Raju said that 2,064 highly sensitive places had been identified."Besides this, 1,707 people have been identified, who can create disturbance," he said, adding that action had already been initiated against 96 people.He said that preventive arrest of 192 people had been made."There are 1,100 non-bailable warrant cases under process in the state of which action had been initiated against 465 persons under non-bailable warrants after the enforcement of Model Code of Conduct," he said.As per the directions of the Election Commission, Raju said to date, 191,510 licensed weapons had been surrendered in the state whereas 29 unlicensed weapons had been seized.