ECI has also hinted that cops are not actively checking and has asked them to take stern instructions to all from headquarters.
While Election Commission of India (ECI) is getting reports of seizures, administration and Police in Delhi are sleeping. According to a letter written by Election Commission, Delhi has a completely opposite trend of zero cash seizures and very fewer liquor busts.
ECI has also hinted that cops are not actively checking and has asked them to take stern instructions to all from headquarters. It seems that Delhi is enjoying Ramrajya where everything is as per rules and there is no violation of the model code of conduct.
In a letter, chief electoral officer Dr Ranbir Singh has given details of seizures by other law enforcement agencies before slamming Delhi administration and Police.
As per the latest reports, Rs 560 crores (approx) worth of cash, liquor, precious metals, drugs etc have been seized by various Law Enforcement Agencies so far throughout the country in the present elections since the Model Code of Conduct has come into force Out of this amount approximately Rs157 crore cash and liquor worth Rs.94 crore has been seized by various Law Enforcement Agencies," Singh wrote.
Raising question over activeness of law enforcement agency of national capital, Singh said, "On the other hand, as per the daily report received from Delhi Police, the cash seizure as on date is zero and the value of liquor seized as per the quantity reflected in the daily report comes to less than one crore only. As you may please see, this seizure of cash and liquor in Delhi is very low vis-a-vis the national trend despite Delhi being capital of the country."
"In order to ensure fair and transparent elections, it is necessary that the flow of illegal cash, liquor, narcotics, etc. be totally stopped and all necessary preventive action including (a) strengthening of the surveillance /intelligence system, (b) active monitoring of police pickets and (c) any other measure, as deemed fit, as per law. needs to be taken, on priority. I expect that necessary stem instructions shall be issued from your office to all the field officers on the above lines," Singh said in his letter.
According to the Election Commission of India, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Punjab are the places where maximum cash seizures have been done while Delhi is enjoying its Ramrajya.
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Last Updated 4, Apr 2019, 11:05 AM