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NASHIK:

After enforcement of the Model Code of Conduct for the state assembly elections, liquor stock worth Rs 50 lakh and Rs 15.50 lakh have been seized in 15 state assembly constituencies in Nashik district. In addition, goods worth Rs 49.60 lakh has also been seized.

The Election Commission of India is taking efforts for smooth conduct of election process and transparently. It has been instructed to follow the Model Code of Conduct strictly. Accordingly, illegal liquor transport, stock of weapons and transport of money are being monitored.

Police, state excise department, revenue and flying squads are keeping a watch on illegal transport. So far a total of 23 offences have been registered in the district for violation of the Model Code ofConduct. Highest goods has been seized from Igatpuri-Trimbakeshwar and Nashik west constituencies.

After enforcement of the Model Code of Conduct, it is mandatory to deposit weapons from licence holders and sale of liquor in liquor shops. There are orders to install CCTV cameras for this. A total of 12 weapons worth Rs 2.45 lakh have been seized in the district. Rs 10.83 lakh in cash has been seized from Igatpuri-Trimbakeshwar constituency and liquor worth Rs 29.21 lakh has also been seized. Goods worth Rs 13.72 lakh including cash has been seized from Nashik west constituency.

Action constituency-wise

Nandgaon- Seizure of liquor and other goods worth Rs 30000

Malegaon outer- Seizure of liquor and weapons worth Rs 5.94 lakh

Kalvan-Surgana- Seizure of goods worth Rs 2 lakh

Chandwad-Deola- Seizure of goods worth Rs 3 lakh

Yeola- Seizure of goods worth Rs 25000

Niphad- Seizure of goods worth Rs 15000

Nashik east- Seizure of goods worth Rs 8 lakh

Nashik central- Seizure of goods worth Rs 13.58 lakh

Deolali- Seizure of goods worth Rs 4.58 lakh

Igatpuri-Trimbakeshwar constituency- Seizure of liquor worth Rs 29.21 lakh, Rs 10.83 lakh in cash and other goods worth Rs 16 lakh

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