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EC seizes over Rs 360.84 crore cash, gold ornaments in TN

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

Ahead of the April 18 elections in Tamil Nadu, the Tuesday said it has seized unaccounted cash, gold and other valuable items worth over Rs 360.84 crore till date.

Listing the steps taken for the smooth conduct of the polls in the State, said the services of 63,951 personnel from the police department would be used during the polls.

Till date (since the model code of conduct came into effect on March 10), Rs 122.30 crore in cash, gold and silver jewellery and other worth Rs 238.54 crore were also recovered by officials, he told reporters.

Sahoo said the flying squad also recovered narcotic drugs valued at Rs 26.79 lakh besides laptops, pressure cookers and clothes.

Stating that the received 1,954 complaints through its mobile application, he said action was taken against 834 complaints of which 36 were pending,while 1,084 were rejected.

A total of 74 lakh bottles each measuring 10ml containing indelible ink has been procured at a cost Rs 2.47 crore, he said.

The has identified 7,780 polling stations as sensitive booths in

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First Published: Tue, April 09 2019. 20:15 IST