Since the enforcement of Model Code of Conduct in Punjab, the enforcement teams have seized cash, liquor, psychotropic substances and valuables worth Rs 275 crore from March 10 till May 5. Apart from drugs, the surveillance teams have also seized 12,28,781 litres of liquor worth Rs 9.1 crore.Sharing further information, Dr S.Karuna Raju, Chief Electoral Officer, Punjab said, ” The enforcement wings have recovered 7,668 kg psychotropic substances amounting to Rs 212 crore and valuable like ( Gold, Silver etc) amounting to Rs 21.95 crore besides unaccounted cash seizure amounting Rs 30.99 crore.
“In a view to combat violations as per the Code of Conduct, special teams have been constituted under the Drugs & Cosmetics Act 1940 and Rules 1945 to check sale/purchase of habit-forming drugs. ” The Election Commission is keeping a close watch on the distribution of liquor, cash movement and articles not allowed as per the Code of Conduct. The Election Commission has also formed a special team which is keeping a tab on the supply of habit-forming drugs in the state”, said Dr Raju.Following the directions of the commission, 96.4 percent licensed weapons had been surrendered and 124 illegal arms and 770 illegal ammunitions have been confiscated in the state.
Dr Raju shared that following the enforcement of a model Code of Conduct, three notices have been issued for sound pollution, including one in Amritsar and two in Ludhiana.Besides, as many as 1429 highly sensitive places had been identified.Also, the commission has identified 3728 persons who can create a disturbance, out of which action had already been initiated against 3673 persons, and rest will be brought to book, said Dr Raju.
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