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Over Rs. 18.43 crore cash, liquor and drugs seized in Haryana

Punjab News Express | May 01, 2019 12:17 PM

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Director General of Police, Mr Manoj Yadava said that illicit liquor, narcotics, unaccounted money and other inducements worth over Rs 18.43 crore has been seized across the state so far by the Police, flying squads and state surveillance teams, which are strictly monitoring the implementation of the Model Code of Conduct ahead of Lok Sabha polls in the state.

Yadava said that State Police has been taking strict measures to check the illegal flow of money, liquor and drugs ahead of elections. Elaborate arrangements have been put in place to ensure free and fair elections so that public come to polling booths and exercise their franchise without any fear. State Police Force has a immense experience in conducting the electoral process and this year also we are making all-out efforts to conduct the election in a peaceful and incident-free environment.  

Enumerating about the progressive seizure report, Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Mr Navdeep Singh Virk said that a total of 3,15,625 litres of liquor comprising Indian Made Foreign Liquor, beer and country made liquor with a value of over Rs 5.07 crore has been seized since parliamentary election schedule was announced by the Election Commission.

As a result of tight vigil which is being maintained across the state especially in bordering areas, Mr Virk said that Police teams in Haryana have seized drugs/narcotics of more than Rs 9.12 crore. Similarly, unaccounted cash worth over Rs 3.11 crore have also been seized from different parts in the state. It has also seized precious metals worth around Rs 1.12 crore and freebies (gold/silver/ornaments) of Rs 33,000 since March 10 when the Model Code of Conduct came into force.

The ADGP said that as many as 1,08,364 licence holders of arms have deposited their weapons with the police in view of the Lok Sabha polls to be held on May 12 in the state. “We have also seized 472 unlicensed arms, 727 cartridges and 98 explosives during this period, Virk added.”

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