K’taka bypolls: Rs 42 lakh seized by SSTs

Team Udayavani, Dec 3, 2019, 4:02 PM IST

Bengaluru: Ahead of the December 5 by-polls in the state, Static Surveillance Teams (SSTs) seized cash worth Rs 42,00,000 in the last 24 hours.

The official press release with this regard stated, “Static Surveillance Teams have seized cash worth Rs 42,00,000 in the last 24 hours. Cumulatively, the SSTs have seized cash of Rs 3,69,18,325, vehicles worth Rs 3,50,000, party accessories worth Rs 27,000 and sarees and blouse worth Rs 30,83,319.”

Meanwhile, the state excise department has seized 435 litres of IML and other liquors worth Rs 1,21,538 and booked six heinous cases, one case for Breach of Licence conditions and 51 cases in the last 24 hours. Cumulatively, 224901 litres of IML and other liquor worth Rs 4,68,37,794.

Earlier this month, the Supreme Court upheld former Karnataka Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar’s decision to disqualify 17 rebel Congress-JD(S) MLAs under the anti-defection law and said that they can contest the upcoming by-elections in the state.

Assembly by-polls to the 15 assembly seats in Karnataka are scheduled to be held on December 5 from 7 am to 6 pm.

The by-elections would take place in Athani, Kagwad, Gokak, Yellapura, KR Pura, Yashwanthapura, Hirekerur, Ranebennur, Vijayanagara, Chikkaballapura, Hoskote, Mahalakshmi Layout, Shivajinagar, KR Pete and Hunsuru.

According to the Election Commission, the last date for filing nomination is November 18. The date of scrutiny of nominations is November 19 and the last date for the withdrawal of candidates is November 21.

The counting of votes would take place on December 9.

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