EC teams seize over Rs 14.5 cr in Maha; Rs 75 L worth liquor

Election Commission-appointed flying squads have seized over Rs 14.5 crore cash and illicit liquor worth more than Rs 75 lakh that was being transported to poll-bound Maharashtra apparently to lure voters.

PTI| Updated: Oct 12, 2014, 16:22 PM IST

New Delhi: Election Commission-appointed flying squads have seized over Rs 14.5 crore cash and illicit liquor worth more than Rs 75 lakh that was being transported to poll-bound Maharashtra apparently to lure voters.

According to latest data, Rs 14,52,37,876 cash has been seized by EC-appointed surveillance teams in the state while over 2.8 lakh litres of liquor bottles and pouches valued at Rs 75.99 lakh have been seized.

The final figures of cash seized from candidates in the state is Rs 4.8 lakh, the data said.

In its effort to curb the use of black money and illegal funds in the elections, the EC has deployed officers drawn from central revenue services like the Income Tax and Customs and Excise departments and those from the state government in all assembly seats in the state where polling will be held on October 15.