Cash & liquor worth crores seized across Karnataka ahead of poll

Bangalore, April 16: Cash worth crores and huge quantity of liquor were seized in various parts of Karnataka in the last 24 hours. While Rs 8.55 lakh was seized at Bavali checkpost in HD Kote, Rs 27 lakh was seized in Raichur, Rs 4.23 lakh in Bidar, Rs 1.3 lakh in Dharwad and Rs 4 lakh in Bellary. Besides, over 300 litres of liquor, including beer, were also seized from various parts of the state.

Chief Electroal Officer Anil Kumar Jha saud cash worth Rs 22 crore and nearly 45,000 litres worth Rs 2.8 crore were seized from various parts of Karnataka.

Seizure of cash and liquor ahead of the election is not new in Karnataka. Last year, cash worth over Rs 10 crore and 42,000 litres of liquor were seized in the state by surveillance teams of the Election Commission ahead of the assembly elections.

Polling ink on left thumb

The indelible ink, used after polling, will be put on the voters' left thumb in Karnataka during this Lok Sabha election.

The decision was taken after considering the fact that many people have cast their votes in the local polls held in certain parts of the state recently and have still ink mark on their index fingers. The Election Commission gave its nod, Jha said.

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