Assam broke all earlier information in seizures of money, liquor, medicine and different items within the run-up to the Meeting polls with numerous companies already confiscating over ₹18 crore price of things and arresting round 110 individuals within the final 11 days, officers mentioned on Tuesday.
The very best quantity of seizures price over ₹5.72 crore came about through the 24 hours, beginning 9 am on Sunday, an official instructed PTI.
After the polls have been notified on February 26, all election districts in Assam shaped a minimal of three Static Surveillance Groups (SST) and Flying Squads (FS) every, with some even having six such groups every, he added.
“We now have 50 election districts and every has a minimum of six groups of SST and FS. So, we’ve got a minimal of 756 groups working throughout the state. The seizures by all state and central companies together with SST and FS have crossed all figures of final elections,” the official mentioned.
Because the Mannequin Code of Conduct got here into power, the companies have seized an total ₹18.31 crore price of things until Monday, in line with the day by day seizure report of the Election Division, Assam.
It consists of ₹4.27 crore in money, liquor (3.58 lakh litres) price ₹5.52 crore, ₹4 crore price medicine and different narcotics substances, ₹1 crore price valuable metals comparable to gold and silver, and ₹3.52 crore of different gadgets like totally different freebies.
The assorted groups and companies have arrested 100 individuals for involvement in unlawful liquor and eight individuals for narcotics-related crimes because the Mannequin Code of Conduct got here into power.
The very best 26 individuals have been arrested from the Cachar district, adopted by 16 in Goalpara and 13 in Sivasagar over the last 11 days, one other report by the Election Division mentioned.
On Monday night time, ₹19.55 lakh money was recovered from three individuals within the Barpeta constituency by an SST. As they failed to supply any legitimate doc for the money, the currencies have been seized and deposited on the Treasury Workplace.
Following such big seizures throughout the state, a evaluate assembly was held on Monday in presence of Particular Central Observers of the Election Fee with numerous regulatory companies.
The assembly was attended by the Particular Common Observer Sudarsanam Srinivasan, Particular Police Observer Ashok Kumar and Particular Expenditure Observer Neena Nigam together with Further Chief Electoral Officer Vinod Seshan, EC Director Common Dharmendra Sharma and EC Expenditure Director Pankaj Srivastava.
“An in depth dialogue over functioning of varied regulatory companies concerning search, seizure and upkeep of Legislation and Order and expenditure monitoring was achieved,” an official assertion mentioned.
Numerous regulatory companies comparable to Excise, Police, DRI, NCB, SLBC (SBI), Revenue Tax, RPF, CISF, CGST, SSB and BSF offered their efficiency report almost about search and seizure.
Of the entire 126 seats in Assam Meeting, elections to 47 will likely be held on March 27, whereas 39 will go to polls on April 1 and voting within the remaining 40 seats will likely be held on April 6.
The counting of votes in Assam will happen on Could 2 together with these in 4 extra states.