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139 FIRs, DD entries against political parties, others for poll code violation: Delhi CEO

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Over 135 FIRs and daily entries were filed against political parties and others here for violation of the model code of conduct, the said Thursday.

The statistics surveillance team of Delhi's electoral office constituted to keep an eye on the expenses of political parties, has seized Rs 2.38 crore in cash and also seized 266.31 kg of narcotics and drugs.

"A total of 139 FIRs or DD (daily diary) entries have been lodged till date in connection with the violation of the model code of conduct," the office of the Electoral Officer (CEO) said in a statement.

"Out of these, 15 are against the (eight FIRs and seven DD entries), 19 against the (14 FIRs and five DD entries), four against the (all DD entries), one against the (one DD entry), (one DD entry), and 99 against others or non-political (entities)," it said.

The office of the said over 2.93 lakh posters, banners and hoardings have been removed since the poll code came into force.

"As many as 30,533 posters, banners and hoardings were removed from areas under the New Municipal Council, 43,075 from areas, 2,411 from Delhi Cantonment Board, 1,18,456 from South Delhi Municipal Corporation, and 99,334 from areas," the statement said.

Police have registered 777 FIRs and arrested 775 people under the Excise Act, it said, adding, 285 FIRs have been registered under the Arms Act in which 329 people were arrested.

They have also seized 397 unlicensed arms and weapons, and 2,500 cartridges and explosives.

As many as 59,492 people have been booked till date under various sections of the CrPC and the Delhi Police Act.

"Till date, 1,361 bottles, 91 half-sized bottles, 1,10,885 quarter-sized ones of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) and 804 bottles, 1095 half-sized and 2,21,620 quarter-sized ones of country liquor and 5,807 bottles of beer have been seized," it said.

The Lok Sabha polls are being conducted in seven phases and counting will be done on May 23.

There are over 1.41 crore voters on Delhi's electoral roll.

Out of the total electorate size of 1,41,55,732 as many as 77,90,211 are male and 63,64,831 female, while 690 belong to third gender.

The number of overseas electors stands at 40 while count of service voters is 10,274.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 20:40 IST