Unprecedented Seizures in Punjab Ahead of Lok Sabha Polls

Chandigarh, May 31 (PTI) - Since the Model Code of Conduct came into effect, law enforcement agencies in Punjab have seized unaccounted cash, liquor, narcotics, and other valuables totaling Rs 801.47 crore. Punjab's Chief Electoral Officer, Sibin C, highlighted that these seizures are significantly higher than the Rs 284 crore seized during the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.


PTI | Chandigarh | Updated: 31-05-2024 15:06 IST | Created: 31-05-2024 15:06 IST
Unprecedented Seizures in Punjab Ahead of Lok Sabha Polls
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Law enforcement agencies have seized unaccounted cash, liquor and valuables worth Rs 801.47 crore so far since the Model Code of Conduct came into force, said Punjab Chief Electoral Officer Sibin C on Friday.

He said the total seizures comprised narcotics worth Rs 716.78 crore, Rs 26.89 crore unaccounted cash, liquor worth Rs 26.75 crore, precious metals worth Rs 23.86 crore and freebies worth Rs 7.17 crore.

The Punjab CEO said that in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, the seizures were to the tune of Rs 284 crore.

Polling for 13 Lok Sabha seats in Punjab will be held on June 1.

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