32 C
Thursday, June 13, 2024

Drugs, cash, liquor worth over Rs 1760 crore seized in 5 polling states: Election Commission

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

HT Digital,

New Delhi, Nov 20: The Election Commission of India (ECI) reported on Monday that they have seized over Rs 1,760 crores worth of freebies, drugs, cash, liquor, and precious metals since the announcement of assembly elections in Mizoram, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Telangana.

- Advertisement -

The amount seized is reportedly seven times more than the previous Assembly Elections in 2018. The seizure figures from the ongoing elections and previous state assembly elections reflect ECI’s commitment to free and fair elections.

The Commission has also introduced the Election Expenditure Monitoring System (ESMS) for better coordination and intelligence sharing among enforcement agencies. The ESMS aims at quick information sharing and real-time reporting.

The Commission has emphasised a zero-tolerance approach to voter inducement, which has resulted in increased seizures in these states. The Commission has also held reviews with senior officers of poll-going States and their respective neighbouring States and UTs.

- Advertisement -
The Hills Times
The Hills Timeshttps://thehillstimes.in/
Welcome to The Hills Times, your trusted source for daily news and updates in English from the heart of Assam, India. Since our establishment in 2000, we've been dedicated to providing timely and accurate information to our readers in Diphu and Guwahati. As the first English newspaper in the then undemarcated Karbi Anglong district, we've forged a strong connection with diverse communities and age groups, earning a reputation for being a reliable source of news and insights. In addition to our print edition, we keep pace with the digital age through our website, https://thehillstimes.in, where we diligently update our readers with the latest happenings day by day. Whether it's local events, regional developments, or global news, The Hills Times strives to keep you informed with dedication and integrity. Join us in staying ahead of the curve and exploring the world through our lens.
Latest news
- Advertisement -
Related news
- Advertisement -
10 Unforgettable Monsoon Destinations In South India 7 Most Beautiful Islands To Visit In India This Summer Top 10 Tourist Places In India During Monsoon 5 Most Beautiful Boarding Schools In India 8 Best Places To Visit In Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh