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UP Assembly election: Worth of Rs 87 crore in cash and 19.15 crore Rs liquor seized

 2017-01-28 05:12:52.0

UP Assembly election: Worth of Rs 87 crore in cash and 19.15 crore Rs liquor seized

Tahlka News Desk
Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Assembly Election is on head and the supply of money and liquor in state to attract the voters is on its way.Big amount of money and liquor has been seized in state by up police by worth of Rs 87 Crore cash and Rs 19.15 Crore of liquor. this has been done ahead of the model code of conduct in UP assembly election.

The big amount has been seized by the IT, EC and police, under the campaign,7.5 lakh bulk litres of liquor worth Rs 19.15 crores has also been recovered by UP chief electoral officer T Venkatesh said.

Electoral officer T Venkatesh said FIRs have been lodged against 2,545 people in 44,321 case of MCC violation including that of illegal use of blue and red beacon, loudspeakers, meeting without permission and speeches.

For Fair and peaceful election, 7,69,279 licensed firearms were deposited and 640 arms licences were cancelled, he added.

Under IPC section 107/116 (for keeping peace and security), 26.23 lakh persons were bound down and non-bailable warrants have been issued against 15,286, the CEO said.

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