Detonators, illicit liquor seized in poll-bound Tamil Nadu
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Last Updated: Sunday, March 27, 2011, 15:11
Chennai: The Election Commission-appointed flying squads here have seized 9,000 detonators, 3,623 litres of illicit liquor and other freebies suspected to be used for luring voters for the upcoming Assembly polls in the state.

The detonators were seized from a vehicle in Salem district recently.

The squads, comprising enforcement and police officials, have also registered police cases in 35 incidents for indulging in distribution of illegal freebies like clothes, watches and arms while 244 people have been arrested, a senior official said.

Silver (around 6.7 kg), 3,500 umbrellas, 19 bicycles, and more than 400 mosquito nets, sarees and shawls have been seized till now from various parts of the state. All this material was supposed to be distributed to voters to lure them, the official said.

The I-T department, as part of the pre-poll surveillance in the state also seized Rs 5.79 crore till now from various places, he added.

Tamil Nadu goes to polls on April 13.


First Published: Sunday, March 27, 2011, 15:11

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