Assam assembly polls: EC seizes cash, liquor and other items worth Rs 31.81 crore
By The Space
Guwahati/IBNS: Under the supervision of the Election Commission of India, round the clock vigilance has been maintained to enforce expenditure monitoring directions of ECI, in a bid to ensure a free, fair and safe election in Assam.
Since the announcement of the election schedule on Feb 26, Assam Police, State Excise Department, Income Tax Department, Directorate of Revenue Intelligence, Narcotics Control Bureau, Flying Squads, Static Surveillance Teams and other regulatory agencies have been working round the clock to detect any suspicious movement of cash, liquor, valuables, narcotics etc. across the poll-bound state.
Gold, silver ornaments valued at Rs. 1.46 crore have also been seized. Moreover, narcotic drugs like heroin, ganja and brown sugar of around Rs. 10.18 crore, were detected and seized.
Apart from this, cigarettes of foreign origin, poppy seeds, contraband tablets having a market value of Rs. 3.69 crore have also been seized during this period.
The cumulative amount of rupees of all these seizures from February 26 to March 11 stands over Rs. 31.81 crore.