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Valuables worth Rs 404.01 crores seized in Punjab after Enforcement of Code: CEO Punjab
Chandigarh, February 10, 2022: 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 404.01 crores in violation of the code till February 9, 2022.Giving details in this regard, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Punjab Dr. S Karuna Raju today said that the surveillance teams have seized 45.06 lakh liters of liquor worth Rs 25.79 crore. Similarly, the enforcement wings have also recovered psychotropic substances amounting to Rs 315 crores besides confiscating unaccounted cash of Rs 26.59 crore, he added.
The Chief Electoral Officer revealed that as many as 1340 vulnerable hamlets have been identified. Besides this, 3897 persons have been identified as probable sources of trouble, he said adding that out of these persons preventive action had already been initiated against 3235 persons while the remaining would also be brought to book.
He also informed that from a security point of view 2148 persons have been bound down under preventive sections of the CrPC act.
He informed that all the 3049 cases of non-bailable warrants have been executed. As many as 23320 nakas are operational across the State, he added.
As per the directions of the election commission, Dr. Raju said that of the total of 3,90,170 licensed weapons in the state 3,79,133 weapons have been deposited to date. Whereas, 118 without licenses weapons were seized in the state.