Tuesday , November 13 2018

1.38 cr cash, 6.7 lakh ltrs of alcohol seized in dry Gujarat ahead of Elections

The annexation was made by Election Commission-appointed surveillance and expenses monitoring squads.

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New Delhi: Hardly 20 days before elections time in Gujarat, the Election Commission has apprehended about Rs 1.38 crore in cash, 6.71 lakh liters of liquor, gold, and jewelry worth above Rs 8 crore from the state. Gujarat is then a dry state. The annexation was made by Election Commission-appointed surveillance and expenses monitoring squads.

The crews have so far seized alleged illicit cash amounting to Rs 1.38 crore cash, 6.71 lakh liters of liquor and 27.02 kg of gold and further precious metals esteemed at Rs 8.13 crore. Rendering to official data, distinctly, about 3.11 lakh in British money and 30,000 of Thai currency has also been apprehended by the Election Commission teams. The poll body has allotted around 100 election expenditure observers in Gujarat, separately from other central viewers, to keep a check on illicit inducements used to bribe voters.

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