Hic! Hic! no Hurrah… liquor haul before polls

Around 12,000 litres of illegal liquor have been recovered from the bordering states of Haryana till now. The police have arrested 350 people under Arms & Excise Act. As a part of preventive measures, 331 cases were framed of which 41 were under the Arms Act. Handling the charge of Chief Secretary (CS), ACS Home Rajiv Swaroop gave this information in a review conducted via videoconferencing as a part of preventive measures in the states adjoining Haryana on behalf of ECI officials, including Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sunil Arora.

As per the information received, there are 42 checkpoints operational in the border areas in these districts, whereas, in Haryana, 72 checkpoints will become operational in 72 hours before the voting starts. Owing to the elections, areas falling under 3 km of Haryana border will observe dry days from October 21 to 24. For the bypolls in Khinvasar and Mandawa, the arrangements have been completed. CEO Anand Kumar took stock of the steps taken by the Election Department via video conferencing. On this occasion, DGP Bhupendra Singh, FSR Dr Prithvi, DG Law and Order ML Lather and other officials were connected.

Taking stock: For the bypolls in Khinvasar and Mandawa, the arrangements have been completed. CEO Anand Kumar took stock of the steps taken by the Election Department via video conferencing.