1,009 FIRs lodged, 1,008 held for poll code violation so far

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1,009 FIRs lodged, 1,008 held for poll code violation so far

Tuesday, 23 April 2019 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

Within a month of implementing the Model Code of Conduct for the Lok Sabha Elections 2019, the Delhi Excise Department has lodged a total number of 1009 First Information Reports (FIRs) and a total of 1008 persons have been arrested under the Excise Act. Till date, a total of 1373 bottles,103 half, 155307 quarters of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL)  and 1037 bottles, 1231 half, 318521 quarters of Country liquor, and 7462 bottles beer have been seized by the enforcement team.

“As many as 7, 99,45 persons have been booked under various sections of CRPC/Delhi Police Act, as preventive action measures. Till date, 93,000 bulk litres of illegal liquor having a market of value Rs 2.65 crore has been seized,” said Ranbir Singh, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), Delhi. 

Singh also said that as far as Defacement of property is concerned, so far there has been 12 FIRs against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), 11 against Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP), two against Congress and one each against Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Samajwadi Party (SP). Besides, there have been 35 DD entries for defacement and poll code violations.

As per the data shared by the officer of Delhi CEO, Till date, a total number of 32,11,972 hoardings/banners/posters have been removed from all over Delhi, out of which, 30,533 were removed from New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC), 43,075 from East Delhi Municipal Corporation, 2,411 from Delhi Cantonment Board, 1,38,598 from South Delhi Municipal Corporation

and 1,07, 355 from North

Delhi Municipal Corporation, respectively.

Under the Delhi Prevention of Defacement of Property Act, 136 FIRs were registered, including 26 against political parties. Police have registered 362 FIRs under the Arms Act in which 416 people were arrested and 1339.859 kg narcotics have been seized.

Till date, cash worth Rs 2.82 crore has been seized by the static surveillance and flying squad teams while Rs 3.78 crore has been seized by Income Tax department. Apart from this, 479 unlicensed weapons and 2,689 cartridges and explosives has also been seized by the authorities.

As on April 22, 34 cases are recorded against the violation in other cases like misuse of vehicles, violation of loudspeakers, illegal meetings and gratification of electors among others.

The Lok Sabha polls in the National Capital will be held on May 12 and the overall results will be declared for the on May 23.

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