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337 liters of alcohol seized, 52 cases booked: DC

Team Udayavani, Mar 15, 2019, 6:02 AM IST

Election Code of Conduct

Mangaluru: A total of 337 liters of alcohol worth Rs 1,15,000 has been seized and 52 cases were booked for excise violations since the Election Code of Conduct came to effect, informed Deputy Commissioner (DC) Sasikanth Senthil addressing the media here on Thursday, March 15th.

“As many as 10,187 defacements have been removed from public places including 10 wall writings, 1,901 posters, 4,376 banners and 3,900 others. A total of 708 defacements have been removed from private places, 156 posters, 65 banners, 487 others,” said the DC.

“Comprehensive instructions for the purpose of effective monitoring of the election expenditure of the candidates are issued, which include, formation of 73 flying squads, 69 static surveillance teams, 169 sector officers and 25 video surveillance teams. In addition, police and excise department have set up check posts wherever required,” said Mr Senthil.

“On conducting private programmes, instructions are already passed on as to how it should be done. Let private organizers keep us informed about their programmes. We have made single window system for the same. We also urge people, while taking cash of Rs 50,000 to 10 lac carry the relevant documents, which will be checked by the authorities.  If the documents are found to be proper, then there is no issue. In case, if the authority feels that the cash found belongs to any candidate or party, then the same will be seized.” said the DC.

Responding to a question regarding MLC Ivan D’Souza demanding action against MP Nalin Kumar Kateel for violating model code of conduct the DC replied, “We will review the tweet and soon come out with a decision.”

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