This Article is From Apr 18, 2013

Ahead of Karnataka Assembly elections, Rs 1.4 crore cash and liquor cases seized in raids

Bangalore: Around Rs 1.4 crore cash and 500 cases of liquor have been seized from various places in Karnataka ahead of the May 5 Assembly elections.

According to officials, cash seizures included those from Hiriyur (Rs 60 lakh), Varthur (Rs 25 lakh), Gokak (Rs 11 lakh), Savadatti (Rs 8.38 lakh), Malur (Rs six lakh) and Tiptur and Raichur (Rs five lakh each) since yesterday.

FIRs have been registered in these cases, and several persons arrested in this connection.

Near the district headquarters of Gulbarga, a truck-load of 500 cases of Indian made liquor, valued at Rs 10 lakh, were confiscated. The truck came from Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka Chief Electoral Officer Anil Kumar Jha told reporters.

According to Election Commission officials, the value of seizures - cash and articles - since the model code of conduct came into force, being estimated to be in the tune of Rs 10 crore.