Under the Special Campaign across the State to conduct fear-free and fair Lok Sabha elections after the imposition of the Model Code of Conduct in the past one and a half months, Madhya Pradesh Police seized 3,483 illegally possessed weapons and 1,300 cartridges including 722 firearms.
In the same period, the police seized 2.14 lakh litres of illegally transported liquor worth Rs 4.91 lakh. Apart from liquor illegal, drugs worth Rs 6.78 have been seized. Across the State, police action has been taken against 25,844 persons involved in criminal and anti-social activities and in addition to this, preventive action has also been taken against 32,919 people.
Strict action, under the Statewide Special Campaign in the wake of Lok Sabha election, has been taken which are on the directives of Director General of Police VK Singh. To curb illegal weapons, illegal liquor and drug trafficking and criminal elements, strict vigil is being done.
The DGP had instructed to take action against criminal elements on the basis of the principle of "Zero Tolerance" and he had made it clear that there is no concession for the criminals.
Under the special drive by the police, during the period February 15 to March 31, 2019, under Gwalior, Chambal, Indore, Ujjain, Jabalpur, Balaghat, Sagar, Rewa, Bhopal, Hoshangabad, Shahdol, STF and Rail Zone in the police action 32,919 persons have been booked under preventive action. In addition to this, 1,137 habitual criminals have been served with externement and 38 have been booked under NSA.