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Punjab Assembly Elections 2022: Valuables worth Rs.399.64-cr seized after enforcement of code: CEO Dr Raju

Chandigarh, February 9, 2022 (Yes Punjab News)
After the Model Code of Conduct came into force in the state for Punjab Vidhan Sabha elections, various enforcement teams have seized valuables worth Rs 399.64 crores in violation of code till February 8, 2022.

Giving details in this regard, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Punjab Dr S Karuna Raju today said that the surveillance teams have seized 41.66 lakh litres of liquor worth Rs 23.70 crore. Similarly, the enforcement wings have also recovered psychotropic substances amounting to Rs 314.75crores besides confiscating unaccounted cash of Rs 25.63 crore, he added.

The Chief Electoral Officer revealed that as many as 1356 vulnerable hamlets have been identified. Besides this, 3884 persons have been identified as probable sources of trouble, he said adding that out of these persons preventive action had already been initiated against 3195 persons while the remaining would also be brought to book. He also informed that from a security point of view 2041 persons have been bound down under preventive sections of CrPC act.

He informed that all the 2991 cases of non-bailable warrants have been executed. As many as 22250 nakas are operational across the State, he added.

As per the directions of the election commission, Dr Raju said that of total 3,90,170 licensed weapons in the state 3,78,856 weapons have been deposited till date. Whereas, 112 without licenses weapons were seized in the state.

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