Big haul of foreign currency in poll-bound Punjab

A big haul of foreign currency amounting to over Rs 1.42 crore was made in Jagraon, near Ludhiana.

Chandigarh: A big haul of foreign currency
amounting to over Rs 1.42 crore was made in Jagraon, near
Ludhiana, in poll-bound Punjab and the matter had been handed
over to the Enforcement Directorate for probe.

Static Surveillance teams have seized over Rs 1.42 crore
since yesterday while total amount of unaccounted seizures
made from various places in the state touched nearly Rs 14
crore since the poll schedule was announced on December 24,
Speical Chief Electoral Officer Usha R Sharma said on Thursday.

"The ED has been apprised of the seizure and they are
looking into it," she told reporters here.

Punjab goes to polls on January 30.

On the directions of Election Commission, the Punjab
Government today posted senior IPS officer Sharad Satya
Chauhan as IGP-cum-Additional Director, Maharaja Ranjit Singh
Police Academy, Phillaur.

The State Election Department has received 752 complaints
regarding the violation of Model Code of Conduct across the
state till date, out of which 292 complaints have been
disposed of, Sharma said.

In response to a complaint regarding construction of
toilets for the poor at Dasuya in district Hoshiarpur, the
Chief Electoral Office has directed that the work be stopped
immediately and no any new work will be initiated till the
Model Code was in force in Punjab.

Sharma said 1,34,389 licensed arms have been deposited and
28 unlicensed arms have been taken into custody. As many as
7,219 non-bailable warrants have been executed and two cases
of poll violence registered at different places in the state.


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