Puducherry: ₹1 crore worth liquor seized in raids
The brew had been found to be stocked without valid permits and permission and cases have been registered for follow up action, District Election officer P.Jawahar said.
Excise authorities have suspended the licence of one liquor shop in Yanam at the end of verification of their records and after establishing the fact of sale of excess quantum of the brew, Jawahar said.
The election officials in the last few weeks had ₹3.5 crore of unaccounted money seized at various points from vehicles. Of these as much as ₹3-crore had been returned after verification of the records and statements deposed by those who carried the cash, he said.
Talking about the preparation for the elections, he informed that Postal Ballot facilitation centres have been opened to enable government staff, police personnel and others drafted for election duty to cast their votes.
A total of 116 polling locations had been identified to be vulnerable. Of 935 complaints of violation of model code of complaints received, election authorities have disposed of 870 complaints and the rest were being processed, he said.
The DEO said the law and order situation was under control in the Union Territory. Puducherry goes to polls on May 16 while counting of votes is on May 19.