Rs 54 crore siezed ahead of AP bypolls

Rs 54 crore siezed ahead of AP bypolls

 A total sum of Rs 54 crore including Rs 42 crore in cash have been seized during the poll checks from 12 districts of Andhra Pradesh where one Parliament and 18 Assembly seats are scheduled to go for the by-poll on June 12.

Disclosing this to the media on Saturday, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Bhanwar Lal said that 138 companies of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) have been pressed into service in all the 5,400 polling stations including 3,200 sensitive ones. Nearly, 5,000 persons have been taken into custody, 34,000 persons were issued bind over notices, and two lakh litres of liquor and 750 vehicles were also seized.

 The CEO said, in total, 95 per cent voters’ slips have been distributed to 46 lakh electorates; around 5,500 students of Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) have been roped in to monitor and supervise live web-casting in those polling stations where connectivity has been made possible. He said the Congress leader and actor Chiranjeevi has also been issued a notice for violation of election code for making religious comments against YSRC president Jaganmohan Reddy.

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