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Election Commission says cash, liquor and drugs worth Rs 4 crore seized in Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu: The Election Fee on Monday stated it has seized money, liquor, medication and freebies price Rs 4 crore in a crackdown on cash energy in Jammu and Kashmir.

An ECI assertion stated the overall worth of seizures in Jammu and Kashmir is Rs 4.28 crore. This consists of money price Rs 1.24 crore, liquor price Rs 63 lakh, medicines price Rs 2.35 crore and freebies/different objects price Rs 5,59,150.

The seizure made was a part of a nationwide operation carried out by the enforcement businesses.

“With general elections 2024, the ECI is on track to seize the highest number of inducements recorded in the 75-year history of Lok Sabha elections in the country,” the Election Fee stated in an announcement.

It stated Rs 100 crore has been seized throughout the nation on daily basis since March 1 and a file seizure of over Rs 4,650 crore has been made even earlier than voting started on April 19. Officers stated this seizure is greater than in the course of the 2019 elections. “This marks a sharp increase over the Rs 3,475 crore seized during the entire Lok Sabha elections in 2019,” officers stated.

The ECI assertion additionally famous: “The seizure has been made potential by complete planning, scaled-up collaboration and built-in detention motion from businesses, energetic citizen participation and optimum engagement of know-how. Using black cash, aside from political financing and its correct disclosure, could distort the extent taking part in area in favor of extra resourceful events or candidates in particular geographical areas.”

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