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Cops suspect liquor play during Panchayat polls, step up vigil

dehradun Updated: Feb 26, 2014 15:01 IST
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The police have stepped up vigil across the district to keep interplay of liquor, muscle and money off the Panchayat polls which are scheduled for

March 21 and 24.

The nominations would begin from March 5.
It may be recalled that around Rs 3 crore had been confiscated from a car in Rajpur during the Tehri Lok Sabha bye-elections in 2011, the amount still remains

unaccounted for.
The police suspect that liquor is being brought from the neighbouring states of Haryana and Punjab to woo voters. The Patelnagar police had confiscated a

consignment of Haryana made liquor.
SSP Ajay Rautela says the panchayat elections involve village-level politics and hence the police don’t dismiss the chances of trouble.
“We have launched a drive against smuggling of liquor, which is yielding good results already, liquor has been seized in 10 instances and the police is

maintaining extra vigil for curbing the distribution of currency notes with the aim of luring the voters”, says Rautela.