Mysuru, Mar 21: As many as 31 Criminals had been recommended for extermination, as precautionary measure before polling to Mysuru-Kodagu Lok Sabha seat slated for April 18.
“These persons had been involved in various criminal cases in the district and the proposal for their extermination had been submitted to the Deputy Commissioner Abhiram G Shankar, who is also the District Election Officer and the Returning Officer,” according to a press release from the Superintendent of Police here on Thursday.
The Deputy Commissioner subsequently issued notices to these persons and summoned them to appear before him March 30.
Meanwhile Video Surveillance Teams (VSTs) had been deployed for monitoring poll-related activities and 33 of them were deployed in the Mysuru district, said Mr Shankar. The Department of Excise has also deployed its teams to crack down on illegal liquor activities. Thirteen teams conducting raids and seizing illicit liquor.
According to the election authorities, 20,185 litres of liquor had been seized during raids and the value of the seized liquor is Rs 1.07 crore so far. During excise raids, 28 vehicles, including three cars, 23 two wheelers and two three-wheelers, had been seized. The total value of the seized vehicles was Rs. 14.76 lakh. Around 68.04 litres of liquor was seized during raids conducted by police teams.
A note from the DEO said 203 FIRs had been lodged for the violation of Excise Laws and 17 FIRs had been lodged in connection with police cases. One FIR had been lodged with regard to election expenditure case. (UNI)