275 FIRs filed for violations, code in full swing: CEO
Telangana

275 FIRs filed for violations, code in full swing: CEO

Hyderabad, Dec 5 : Implementation of Model Code of Conduct (MCC) has been in full swing in 119-assembly Constituencies in the State, and with only 48 hours to go before the polling, the FIRs filed for code violations reached a high of 275.

Also, the arms deposited with the police numbered 8,688 and three impounded, state Chief Electoral Officer Dr Rajat Kumar said in a release here on Wednesday.

As many as 18 arms licences have been cancelled and 96,561 persons bound over as a precaution under the preventive section of Cr. P. C, he said over 2,204 Nakas points made operational. All these steps have been taken to ensure a free and fair poll.

In a record number of 2,77,775 cases of defacement of properties, action has been taken to remove defacements, he said

On the other hand, seizures of cash, liquor and freebies reached a pinnacle of Rs 129.46 crore in terms of money.

The cash seized so far reached a high of Rs 109.67 crore and an enormous quantity of 5.13 lakh litres of liquor, valued at Rs 10.87 crore, was confiscated by flying, static and surveillance squads and police officials, he informed.

On the other hand, gold, silver, ganja, gutka, tobacco which have been taken over, are of the value of Rs 8.92 crore, also a high figure compared to the last elections.

The CEO said gold, silver, ganja, gutka and tobacco were also seized at several places while being transported by different means of transport or during raids on the storage points.

Supporters or followers of the candidates/parties sought to distribute even gold and silver article, weighing 39.8 grams and 1.18 kg of silver, valued at Rs 1.63 lakh, were also seized, he added.(UNI)