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Drugs, cash, other valuables worth Rs 10 crore seized since enforcement of code in district, says Mohali DC

The Fact News Service
SAS Nagar, May 22

To ensure free, fair and transparent Lok Sabha Elections-2024 in Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar district, as many as Nine Flying Squad and Nine Static Surveillance Teams are working 24×7 to thwart unfair means to woo the voters, said the Deputy Commissioner-cum-District Electoral Officer, Aashika Jain on Thursday, here.

Divulging details, the District Electoral Officer said that drugs, liquor, unaccounted-for cash and other valuable items worth Rs 10.21 crores were seized in the district since the model code of conduct for the Lok Sabha elections came into force.

Providing details, the Deputy Commissioner said that apart from seizing unaccounted-for cash of Rs 3.80 Crore, Drugs worth Rs 3.31 Crore, Liquor worth Rs 14.64 lakh and other valuable (Precious) items worth Rs 2.09 crore have been recovered by the enforcement agencies based on various departments.

She further said that the district Police led by SSP Dr Sandip Garg has been keeping strict vigil on interstate entries to stop the infiltration of illegal goods in the district.

Besides, to ensure the monitoring and seizure of illegal goods, nine flying squad teams and same number of static surveillance teams have been working 24×7 in the district with CCTV camera-equipped vehicles.

She said that anybody, who finds a violation of the Model Code of Conduct at any place in the district, must report to the mobile app cVigil with uploading videos and snaps and the action would be taken within 100 minutes of assigning the complaint to the team.

Similarly, a toll-free number 1950 can also be dialed to register a complaint or get any help, related to the election.

The Deputy Commissioner while reiterating the commitment of district administration to conduct free and fair elections in the district said that no un-fair means would be allowed to allure the voters and if someone found to be indulged in such malpractice, he/she immediately would be booked under the legal provisions of law.

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