Liquor, drugs, unaccounted cash seized

DIMAPUR, APR 5 (NPN) | Publish Date: 4/5/2019 11:47:37 AM IST

Ahead of the Lok Sabha election and by-election to the Aonglenden assembly constituency, the law enforcement agencies have seized liquor, drugs and unaccounted cash amounting to Rs 2.96 crore from different parts of the state since the model code of conduct came into effect in the state.

The seizure is a consolidated figure till April 5 since enforcement of the Model Code of Conduct for the dual polls in the state, said chief electoral officer (CEO) Nagaland, Abhijit Sinha.

Total cash seizure is Rs. 89,58,240 including Rs 72.10 lakh by Income Tax department and Rs 17,48,240 by Flying Squad (FS), Static Surveillance Team (SST) and Police force. A total of 61,624.93 litres of liquor amounting to Rs 1,72,40,923.583 have been seized till date by the team, including excise department.

Assorted drugs, including heroin, ganja, brown sugar, cough syrup amounting to Rs 34,14,435 have also been confiscated during the period.

CEO Nagaland said that till date eight assorted arms, 10 explosives and 74 cartridge have been recovered while another 2,546 licensed arms have been deposited under the preventive sections of the law.

He said that since March 13, two persons have been injured and properties worth Rs 10,000 have damaged in election related violence.

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