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Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018: Seizures of cash, jewellery worth over Rs 120 crore made ahead of May 12 polls

The official further said that cash amounting to over Rs 67.27 crore, over five lakh litres of liquor worth Rs 23.36 crore, gold valued at 43.17 crore and other items worth about Rs 18.57 crore, have been seized.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: May 05, 2018 22:06 IST ]
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A senior official on Saturday said that the Election Commission-appointed surveillance teams have seized suspect cash, jewellery and other inducements worth over Rs 120 crore in the poll-bound Karnataka.

The official further said that cash amounting to over Rs 67.27 crore, over five lakh litres of liquor worth Rs 23.36 crore, gold valued at 43.17 crore and other items such as pressure cookers, sarees, sewing machines, gutkha, laptops and vehicles, among others, worth about Rs 18.57 crore, have been seized. 

The official added that  Rs 32.54 crore in cash, out of the total seizures of Rs 152.78 crore, has been released after verification. 

The figure also includes seized narcotics worth more than Rs 39.80 lakh, according to official data since the declaration of the elections for the Karnataka Assembly. 

The seizures have been made by various surveillance, police and Income Tax department teams that have been deployed in the state by the poll panel to check the use of black money and illegal inducements, the official said.

 
The state will go to polls on May 12. The counting of votes is scheduled for May 15. 

(With PTI inputs)

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