Cash, liquor seized for breaking poll code

On Thursday alone, the Static Surveillance Teams seized Rs 74.8 lakh in cash, vehicles and other items. Representational Image

Law-enforcement agencies have made seizures to comply with the model code of conduct in force for the forthcoming Assembly polls.

On Thursday alone, the Static Surveillance Teams seized Rs 74.8 lakh in cash, vehicles and other items. Together, it confiscated Rs 30.65 crore cash, 7.5 kg gold worth Rs 1.76 crore, silver valued at Rs 11.47 lakh, besides 4.5 litres of liquor and vehicles and other items Rs 1.8 crore.

Flying squad teams on Thursday confiscated Rs 3.15 lakh in cash and 11 litres of 140 bottles of Indian Made Foreign Liquor worth Rs 3,600. They also seized 35.750 kg marijuana worth Rs 7 lakh, other items including a pistol and a double barrel gun.

In all, the squads seized Rs 1.8 crore in cash, 812.6 litres of liquor, and other items worth Rs 13.13 crore along with 83 vehicles worth Rs 1.92 crore.

Police also confiscated Rs 7 lakh in cash, 10 sarees, 160 laptops and 509.2 litres of liquor.

386 FIRs registered

On Thursday alone, around 22 FIRs were registered in cases related to cash seizure and other model code of conduct violations. Flying squad teams in total registered around 386 FIRs.

The excise department on Thursday seized 9,981 litres of IMFL and other liquor worth Rs 50.8 lakh. It also registered 48 heinous cases, 66 cases for breach of license conditions and 127 cases under section 15(a) of Karnataka Excise Act.

Overall, the department captured around 1.9 lakh litres of IML and other liquor worth Rs 8.9 crore and registered 1,000 heinous cases, 1463 cases for breach of licence conditions, 2 NDPS cases and 2,221 cases under section 15(a) of the Karnataka Excise Act. Around 422 different types of vehicles, too, have been seized.

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