Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
Associate PartnerAssociate Partner
..
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
News18 » India
1-min read

Election Commission's Surveillance Squad Seizes Rs 22 Crore Illegal Cash in Karnataka

The EC squads and police authorities have so far seized unspecified amount of silver worth over Rs 12 lakh, 10 sarees and 160 laptops, among other items, for violation of the model code of conduct in force for the May 12 state legislative assembly election.

IANS

Updated:April 14, 2018, 9:32 PM IST
facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp
Election Commission of India building
File Photo of the Election Commission of India building.

Bengaluru: The Election Commission's surveillance squads and police officials have seized over Rs 22 crore illegal cash since the model code of conduct was put in force on March 27 in poll-bound Karnataka, the state's Chief Electoral Officer said on Saturday.

"The EC squads and police authorities have so far seized cash over Rs 22.34 crore, besides 7.5kg gold valued at Rs 1.76 crore, unspecified amount of silver worth over Rs 12 lakh, 10 sarees and 160 laptops, among other items, for violation of the model code of conduct in force for the May 12 state legislative assembly election," said CEO Sanjiv Kumar in a statement in Bengaluru.

The Excise Department has so far seized 33,829 litres of liquor from the state, valued at about Rs 1.67 crore.

"The Department has also lodged 678 heinous cases, 1,042 cases for breach of license conditions and 1,590 other cases under the Karnataka Excise Act," the statement said.

A total of 67,037 arms have been deposited with the officials since the enforcement of the poll code, which bans carrying of licensed arms during the model code period.

"Of the total 97,037 arms in the state, 92,494 have been deposited so far," added the statement.

A total of 1,156 flying squads and 1,255 surveillance teams have been put in place in the state so far to ensure the code of conduct is adhered to.

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

| Edited by: Bijaya Das
Read full article
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp

Live TV

Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results