LOK SABHA POLLS-VALUABLES WORTH Rs. 64.63 CRORE SEIZED IN PUNJAB AFTER ENFORCEMENT OF CODE—CEO

CHANDIGARH, MARCH 19: After Model Code of Conduct come into force in the state in view of Lok Sabha polls, the enforcement teams have seized valuables worth Rs. 64.63 crore in violation of code besides confiscating unaccounted cash till March 18, 2019.

Giving details in this regard on Friday, the Chief Electoral Officer Dr. S Karuna Raju said that the surveillance teams had seized 62697 litres of liquor worth Rs 2 crore. Similarly, the enforcement wings have also recovered 1530 kg psychotropic substances amounting to Rs 60.93 crore besides confiscating unaccounted cash of Rs 1.70 crore, he added. 

The Chief Electoral Officer revealed that as many as 1087 highly sensitive places had been identified. Besides this 1913 persons have been identified, who can create disturbance, said he adding that out of these persons action had already been initiated against 622 while the remaining would also be brought to book. He said that in security point of view preventive measures had been taken against 595 persons. He informed there were 1087 non bailable warrant cases under process in the state of which action had been initiated against 976 persons under non bailable warrants after the enforcement of Model Code of Conduct. 

As per the directions of the election commission, Dr. Raju said till date 233949  licensed weapons had been surrendered in the state.

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