The Chief Electoral Officer of Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday said that the Election Commission had seized cash close to Rs 30 crore besides liquor amounting to 36,277 litres since the Model Code of Conduct was put into effect last week.
The EC said that besides cash worth Rs 29,91,99,984, they had also seized gold weighing 13.577 kg and silver worth 31.5 kg besides 70 vehicles. A large number of explosives were also seized by the commission including 190 gelatine sticks and around 50 kg each of Ammonium Nitrate and binding wire.
As far as seizures related to the Prohibition and Excise Department were concerned, the EC said that around 24,165 litres of ID liquor worth Rs 60,41,250 was seized along with 2,110 litres of spurious liquor worth Rs 10,55,000 and 10,062 litres of Indian-made foreign liquor (IMFL) worth Rs 60,37,3904, bringing the total amount of seizures to 36,227 litres estimated to be worth Rs 1,31,33,954.
124 kg of ganja was also seized in election related checks that were conducted across the state.
“All wall writings, hoardings, posters/Banners which causes defacement in whatever form have been removed from government properties...Nodal officers of enforcement department at state level and district level have been appointed 6,600 Flying Squads, 6,160 Static Surveillance
Teams and Video Surveillance Teams have been formed and have been added as field investigation unit in cVIGIL App in all the districts,” the EC said.
“31 border check posts by the Excise department along with 46 temporary check posts and 18 mobile party check posts were in place, while for commercial Tax, 161 mobile teams were deployed, out of which 60 teams were on the road and available round the clock. Training to all the officials involved in MCC enforcement has been completed. Well-equipped control rooms have been established at state level and in all the Districts and software has been installed for social media, web media and electronic media monitoring,” it added.