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UP election: Rs 87 crore in cash seized after enforcement of model code of conduct

More than Rs 87 crore in cash and liquor worth over Rs 19.15 crore have been seized in Uttar Pradesh, despite the enforcement of the model code of conduct ahead of UP assembly election.

india Updated: Jan 28, 2017 08:16 IST
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Crores have been seized in Uttar Pradesh after the model code of conduct was enforced in the state.(PTI File Photo)

More than Rs 87 crore in cash and liquor worth over Rs 19.15 crore have been seized in Uttar Pradesh, despite the enforcement of the model code of conduct ahead of UP assembly election.

“After the implementation of model code of conduct (MCC) in UP for assembly polls, Rs 87.32 crores of cash were seized by teams of IT, EC and police. Under the campaign, 7.5 lakh bulk litres of liquor worth Rs 19.15 crores has also been recovered,” UP chief electoral officer T Venkatesh said.

He said FIRs were lodged against 2,545 people in 44,321 cases of MCC violation including that of illegal use of blue and red beacon, loudspeakers, meeting without permission and speeches.

For peaceful elections, 7,69,279 licensed firearms were deposited and 640 arms licences were cancelled, he added.

Under IPC section 107/116 (for keeping peace and security), 26.23 lakh persons were bound down and non-bailable warrants have been issued against 15,286, the CEO said.