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151 FIRs, DD entries for poll code violation; Rs 42 lakh seized in North East Delhi

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Poll authorities Tuesday recovered Rs 42 lakh in cash from North East parliamentary constituency ahead of the elections here, officials said.

The Office also said over 150 FIRs and daily diary entries were filed against political parties and others here for violation of the model code of conduct.

"The statistics surveillance team of Delhi's electoral office, constituted to keep an eye on the expenses of political parties, has seized Rs 42 lakh in cash in North East parliamentary constituency," a said.

A total of 1320.84 kg of narcotics and drugs have also been seized from across till date.

"A total of 151 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, 16 are against the (nine FIRs and seven DD entries), 20 against the (14 FIRs and six DD entries), six against the (all DD entries), one against the (one DD entry), (one DD entry), and 107 against others or non-political (entities)," it said.

The office of the said over 3.08 lakh posters, banners and hoardings have been removed since the poll code came into force.

Meanwhile, a day after leader wrote to the demanding a probe into voter cards found in a garbage dump in south Delhi and alleging a BJP conspiracy behind it, a from the office said, "The CEO office has received the report from the of the South East constituency."

A of the poll panel had Monday said that a complaint has been filed and the matter was under investigation.

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First Published: Tue, April 16 2019. 23:30 IST