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Poll raids: Rs 3,449 crore, liquor, drugs seized

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Last updated on: May 22, 2019 11:14 IST

After the completion of the seventh and final phase of polling on Sunday, the Election Commission said cash, drugs, liquor and precious metals worth Rs 3,449.12 crore were seized by enforcement agencies since the Lok Sabha polls were announced on March 10.

This is thrice of what agencies seized during the 2014 Lok Sabha poll process. 

 

In 2014, law enforcement agencies made seizures worth Rs 1,206 crore.

Between March 10 and May 19, law enforcement agencies seized Rs 839.03 crore in cash, liquor worth Rs 294.41 crore, drugs worth Rs 1,270.37 crore, precious metals, including gold, worth Rs 986.76 crore and “freebies”, including saris, wrist watches, aimed at inducing voters worth Rs 58.56 crore were seized. 

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