EC teams seize over Rs 2.85 cr cash, liquor in Haryana

  • PTI, New Delhi
  • Updated: Oct 13, 2014 18:04 IST

Election Commission-appointed flying squads have seized over Rs 2.85 crore cash and more than 1.75 lakh litres of illicit liquor being transported to poll-bound Haryana, apparently to lure voters in the run up to Assembly polls.

According to latest data, Rs 2.85 crore cash has been seized by EC-appointed surveillance teams in the state while over 130 kgs of gold and silver ware have been seized since the poll dates were announced.

28,800 cans of beer, 1,155 kgs of ammonium nitrate used for making crude explosives and 6,320 kgs of various types of drugs have been sized so far in the state, the data said.

In its effort to curb the use of black money and illegal funds in the elections, the EC has deployed officers drawn from central revenue services like the income tax and customs and excise departments and those from the state government in all the assembly seats of Haryana where polling will be held on October 15.

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