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ADGP Dhoke appointed nodal officer for elections in Punjab

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

of Police R N Dhoke has been given charge of the in for the upcoming elections.

"The (ECI) has approved the name of ADGP R N Dhoke as the nodal officer, in-charge,election cell of Police in connection with General elections," Chief Electoral (CEO), S Karuna Raju said in an official release.

The orders concerning the appointment of Dhoke have been issued by the ECI and a letter to this effect has been sent to the

Earlier, ADGP rank V K Bhawra was discharging duties as the of the for elections.

Meanwhile, the enforcement teams have so far seized valuables worth Rs 64.63 crore in violation of the model code of conduct ever since the elections were announced.

Raju said the surveillance teams seized 62,697 litres of liquor worth Rs 2 crore.

Similarly, the enforcement wings also recovered 1,530 kg psychotropic substances amounting to Rs 60.93 crore and also confiscated unaccounted cash of Rs 1.70 crore.

As per the directions of the election commission, Raju said till date 2,33,949 licensed weapons have been surrendered in the state.

The ECI has accorded its approval to the allotment of the liquor vends for the year 2019-20 in Punjab, Raju further informed.

The in an official release said that the draw of lots must be conducted by the officers only.

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First Published: Tue, March 19 2019. 20:15 IST