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UP Polls 2017- Over Rs 110 crore cash, 18.68 lakh litres of liquor seized

UP Polls 2017- Over Rs 110 crore cash, 18.68 lakh litres of liquor seized :- Uttar Pradesh: In the crucial time of Assembly election in Uttar Pradesh, over Rs 110 crore cash and 18.68 lakh litres of liquor worth a few crores have been seized so far in Uttar Pradesh, where Assembly polls are being held.

The seizure of cash and liquor has been done in the three phases out of the total of seven-phase election schedule for the state.

In a statement, Deputy Election commissioner – Vijay Dev said that a record seizure of Rs 38.40 crore cash and 2.04 lakh litres of liquor (with estimated market value of Rs 5.72 crore) has been effected from the areas where polling was held for the third phase of the election.

There were about 2.41 crore voters in 69 Assembly constituencies in the third phase of the UP Polls 2017.

The officer said that so far, Rs 110.5 crore cash and 18.68 lakh litres of liquor has been seized in UP ever since the announcement of the polls on 4th January 2017.

There are 4 more phases of elections left which are scheduled to be held in Uttar Pradesh on February 23, 27, and on March 4 and 8.

Dev said that a total of 2,70,923 troublemakers were identified and various preventive actions were taken against them. We apprehended wanted people also. 2,691 Non-Bailable Warrants were also executed. As many as 1,92,001 licensed weapons have been deposited.

As per the data of Election Commission that Narcotics worth Rs 17.5 lakh has also been seized from UP.