Haryana Assembly polls: 3,791 liquor bottles, illicit drugs seized before

Elections to the 90-member Haryana Assembly will be held on October 21 and results will be declared on October 24.

SNS Web | New Delhi |

With Model Code of Conduct in force for October 21 Haryana Assembly polls, the Gurgaon Police on Monday said it has arrested 28 proclaimed offenders and eight bail jumpers from different places here in the last 10 days and seized illegal drugs and liquor.

Gurgaon senior police official Subhash Bokan said police teams are keeping a tight vigil on the activities of criminals who are out on bail, bail jumpers, proclaimed offenders, non-bailable offenders, and local criminals.

“Those criminals who can procure illegal weapons or earlier accused in illegal smuggling of liquors are currently under our radar”, Bokan said.

“Our joint team with Excise department seized 3,791 bottles of country-made liquor, 600 beers and 1,051 Indian-manufactured foreign liquor during the last 10 days. We also recovered 4.3 kg marijuana leaf and 1.9 kg opium. Besides, fake currency notes having face value of Rs 49,62,500 were seized from Gurgaon,” he added.

“We have executed 361 non-bailable warrants against accused which were issued by courts,” the officer said. Gurgaon Police chief Mhd Akhil called a high-level meeting of top officers including those of JCP, DCP and ACP ranks to review law and order situation in the district.

Additional security cover has been deployed at crowded places and teams have been posted at areas bordering Delhi and other districts of Haryana to keep close watch on arms smugglers.

Akhil also directed officials to implement circular of returning officer pertaining to deposit of licensed arms. “5,246 licensed arms have been deposited with the authority. There are 6,100 arms license registered in the district” the officer said.

The state has been gearing up for elections with Haryana Director General of Police (DGP) Manoj Yadava on Tuesday announcing that Union Ministry of Home Affairs has allocated a total of 120 companies of security forces including Central Armed Police Forces to ensure free, fair and peaceful conduct of General Election to Haryana Assembly in the state.

Yadava said that out of 120 coys, 30 companies have already arrived in Haryana which along with State Police Force are conducting flag march in the districts to build a sense of confidence, trust and security among the voters from October 1 onwards. The other 90 coys would be inducted by October 10, 2019. “Our Police teams are constantly monitoring each and everything and preparations are going on at every level for the forthcoming election, he added”.

Elections to the 90-member Haryana Assembly will be held on October 21 and results will be declared on October 24. Congress-ruled the state for two consecutive terms till 2014.