Rs 10 lakh cash confiscated for violation of model code of conduct

Rs 10 lakh cash confiscated for violation of model code of conduct

₨ 10,56,548 cash being transported without proper records has been seized in the three checkposts of the district, during the implementation of the election model code of conduct, Deputy Commissioner and District Returning Officer P I Srividya said.

Briefing reporters at the DC’s office in Monday, she said that 8,290-litre liquor, amounting to ₨ 28.24 lakh has also been confiscated. Most of the cases were registered at Makutta, Anechowkuru and Banavara checkposts. 217 cases related to excise violations and seven police cases have been registered.

Identity for casting votes

"In case of absence of the voters' identity card, the voters can produce 12 types of documents as identity," said the DC.

The documents are passport, driving license, official identity card, bank passbooks with photo, PAN card, NREGA card, health insurance card issued by the Ministry of Labour, RJI identity card, pensioner’s card with photo, voter’s slip issued by the Election Commission and Aadhar card. The MPs, MLAs and MLCs can produce their identity cards for voting.

17 candidates are in fray in Kodagu. There are 11 contenders in Madikeri and six candidates in Virajpet assembly constituency.

Arrangements have been made for the service-personnel to cast their vote, provided their names are mentioned in the voters' list. There are 449 postal votes in Madikeri constituency and 548 postal votes in Virajpet. The ballot papers are sent through the software developed by the Election Commission.

Additional Deputy Commissioner D M Satish Kumar was present.