Assam Polls: Violation of model code of conduct; Cash & liquor seized
GUWAHATI: After the declaration of election to the state assembly the election department has recorded at least five cases of violation of the model code of conduct (MCC) and seized around Rs 64.43 lakh in cash & liquor also.
The cases were reported in Biswanath, Dibrugarh, Kaliabor, Jorhat and Lakhimpur election district.
The chief electoral officer (CEO)’s office said that the complaint involved postering in public places, high volume marriage party, scooter distribution to the beneficiary, placing of the banner without no-objection certificates (NOC) and despatching of blankets in a truck etc.
Concerned officers went on immediately on receipt of the complaints and disposed of the cases at the spots including seizure of the blankets and keeping it under safe custody.
Besides, liquor worth Rupees 53.58 lakh seized by police, flying squad and excise officials across the state.