Chief election officer Rajat Kumar gave the details of the cases filed and also the cash and materials seized. He also spoke about the squads deployed to tackle any situation in Telangana to assure free and fair elections on December 7
Hyderabad: The implementation of the model code of conduct (MCC) is in full swing across the Assembly constituencies in Telangana. With only one day left for the elections, 275 FIRs have been filed for violating the code of conduct.
Around 8,688 arms have been deposited with the police and three have been seized. As many as 18 arms licenses have been cancelled and 96,561 people have been warned as a precaution under the preventive section of CrPC. Over 2,204 check points are operational in the state, according to the chief electoral officer (CEO) Rajat Kumar.
Action has been taken against 2,77,775 cases of defacements of properties. Rs 129.46 crore worth cash, liquor and freebies have been seized. The cash seized so far reached a high of Rs 109.67 crore. An enormous quantity of 5.13 lakh litres of liquor, valued at Rs 10.87 crore, was confiscated by the flying, static and surveillance squads and the police officials.
Gold, silver, ganja, gutka, tobacco and other items, which have been seized, are worth of Rs 8.92 crore. This is a high figure compared to the last elections.
The supporters or followers of the candidates or parties sought to distribute even gold and silver articles, weighing 39.8 grams and 1.18 kg respectively, valued at Rs 1.63 lakh has been seized, explained the CEO.
As many as 446 flying squads are in operation in Telangana to swing into action if any irregularities are reported during the elections.
Kumar said that along with these squads, 448 static surveillance teams would also keep a watch on the situation and would ready to take action.
Also, 224 video surveillance teams and 133 video viewing teams were pressed into service. Regarding the expenditure, there were 126 assistant expenditure observers and 123 accounting teams, he added.
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Last Updated Dec 6, 2018, 12:26 PM IST