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Valuables worth Rs 60.75 crores seized in Punjab after enforcement of Code: CEO Punjab

CHANDIGARH, January 21:

After the Model Code of Conduct came into force in the state for Punjab Vidhan Sabha elections, various enforcement teams have seized valuables worth Rs 60.75 crores in violation of code till January 20, 2022.

Giving details in this regard, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Punjab Dr S Karuna Raju today said that the surveillance teams have seized 10.33 lakh litres of liquor worth Rs 3 crore. Similarly, the enforcement wings have also recovered psychotropic substances amounting to Rs 44.57 crores besides confiscating unaccounted cash of Rs 12.32 crore, he added.

The Chief Electoral Officer revealed that as many as 1112 vulnerable hamlets have been identified. Besides this, 2406 persons have been identified as probable sources of trouble, he said adding that out of these persons preventive action had already been initiated against 1322 persons while the remaining would also be brought to book. He also informed that from a security point of view 244 persons have been bound down under preventive sections of CrPC act.

He informed that as many as 2294 cases of non-bailable warrants have been executed, while execution in 192 cases is under process. As many as 7699 nakas are operational across the State, he added.

As per the directions of the election commission, Dr Raju said that of total 3,90,275 licensed weapons in the state 363907 weapons have been deposited till date, which is 93.72 percent. Whereas, 35 without licenses weapons were seized in the state.

Meanwhile, the MCC teams have also removed as many as 15658 defacements of public properties, while 7404 removed on private properties.



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