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Valuable worth Rs 448.10 crores seized in Punjab after Enforcement of Code: CEO Punjab
Chandigarh, February 15, 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 448.10 crores since the implementation of the Election model code of conduct till February 14, 2022.
Giving details in this regard, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Punjab Dr. S Karuna Raju today said that the Punjab Excise surveillance teams have seized 49.58 lakh liters of liquor worth Rs 29.88 crore.
Similarly, the enforcement wings have also recovered psychotropic substances amounting to Rs 325.26 crores besides confiscating unaccounted cash of Rs 30.42 crore, he added.
The Chief Electoral Officer revealed that as many as 1534 vulnerable hamlets have been identified.
Besides this, 4290 persons have been identified as probable sources of trouble, he said adding that out of these persons preventive action had already been initiated against 3771 persons while the remaining would also be brought to book.
He also informed that from a security point of view 2494 persons have been bound down under preventive sections of the CrPC act.
He informed that all the 3152 cases of non-bailable warrants have been executed. As many as 27507 nakas are operational across the State, he added.
While implementing the directions of the election commission, Dr. Raju said that of a total of 3,90,170 licensed weapons in the state 3,79,612 weapons have been deposited to date. Whereas, 128 without licenses weapons were seized in the state.