Cash, liquor, medicines worth more than Rs 2.23 crore seized in Karnal

Haryana: Joint teams of district administration, police, excise department, income tax department and others have seized cash, liquor, drugs and other items. Rs 2.23 crore was spent in the district during Lok Sabha elections and Karnal Assembly by-elections. Deputy Commissioner-cum-District Election Officer Uttam Singh said, the important aspect of the seizure is that it includes Rs 1,57,67,000.

Giving information, the DC said that as per the guidelines of the Election Commission, they have formed separate teams of officials from the concerned departments to keep an eye on illegal activities during the elections. The team members checked vehicles and conducted raids on receiving any information to seize liquor, drugs and cash.

“Officials from all concerned departments worked diligently to monitor the election activities. Apart from the seizure of cash, the team members seized 15,551 liters of liquor worth Rs 20,12,073 and medicines worth Rs 35,23,675.’ He said that no political party or candidate is allowed to violate the model code of conduct. Political parties and candidates contributed to conducting elections in a fair and transparent manner.

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