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Madhya Pradesh polls: Cash, drugs, jewellery worth Rs 340 crore seized during model code of conduct period

Madhya Pradesh polls: From October 9 to November 16, joint teams seized Rs 40.18 crore cash, 34.68 lakh litres of illegal liquor worth Rs 65.56 crore, narcotic substance worth Rs 17.25 crore, gold, silver and other precious metals worth Rs 92.76 crore and other materials worth Rs 124.18 crore.

Edited By: Sheenu Sharma @20sheenu Bhopal Published on: November 18, 2023 9:25 IST
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Image Source : PTI (FILE) Madhya Pradesh Assembly election 2023: Cash, drugs, jewellery worth Rs 340 crore seized during model code of conduct period

Madhya Pradesh Assembly election 2023: Cash worth Rs 40.18 crore and liquor, drugs, jewellery and other items cumulatively valued at nearly Rs 300 crore were seized in Madhya Pradesh since the model code of conduct for the state assembly elections came into force on October 9, a top official has said.

Polls to 230 assembly seats in the state were held on Friday (November 17), while the counting of votes will be taken up on Sunday (December 3). A voter turnout of nearly 76 per cent was recorded in the state.

Talking to media on Friday (November 17), state Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Anupam Rajan said continuous action was taken by the enforcement agencies across the state since the code of conduct came into force after the poll schedule was declared.

Illicit liquor, narcotic drugs, cash, precious metals, gold, silver, jewellery and other materials worth about Rs 339.95 crore have been seized by the joint team of Flying Surveillance Team (FST), Static Surveillance Team (SST) and police, he said.

"From October 9 to November 16, these joint teams seized Rs 40.18 crore cash, 34.68 lakh litres of illegal liquor worth Rs 65.56 crore, narcotic substance worth Rs 17.25 crore, gold, silver and other precious metals worth Rs 92.76 crore and other materials worth Rs 124.18 crore," Rajan said.

2018 polls:

In the 2018 polls, in such action during the period when the model code of conduct was in place, cash and other items cumulatively worth Rs 72.93 crore were seized, officials pointed out.

(With PTI inputs) 

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