Over lakh litre liquor, Rs 50L cash seized in Gu­jarat

The Hitavada - - NATION -

ABOUT 5.23 lakh litres of liquor, Rs 50 lakh in cash and gold and jew­ellery worth over Rs seven crore have been seized by the ECap­pointed sur­veil­lance and ex­pen­di­ture mon­i­tor­ing teams in poll-bound Gu­jarat.

As per of­fi­cial data, the Elec­tion Com­mis­sion (EC) teams have so far seized sus­pected il­licit cash amount­ing to Rs 50 lakh, 5.23 lakh litres of liquor and 24.38 kg of gold and other pre­cious met­als val­ued at Rs 7.33 crore.

Gu­jarat is a dry State. Sep­a­rately, 3,650 pounds (about Rs 3.11 lakh) have also been seized by the EC teams, as per the data.

The EC has ap­pointed about 100 elec­tion ex­pen­di­ture ob­servers in Gu­jarat, apart from other cen­tral ob­servers, to keep a check on black money and il­le­gal in­duce­ments used to bribe vot­ers. The 182-mem­ber Gu­jarat Assem­bly will go to the polls in two phases -- on De­cem­ber 9 and 14. The count­ing of votes will be taken up on De­cem­ber 18.

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