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EC seizes unaccounted cash, liquor & other items worth Rs 540 crore as on March 25, 2019

Newdelhi:26/3/19:The Election Commission has seized unaccounted cash, illicit liquor, drugs, gold and freebies worth around 540 crore rupees since the model code of conduct came into effect.

Tamil Nadu is on top of the list with total seizures worth over 107 crore rupees, followed by Uttar Pradesh with over 104 crore rupees and Andhra Pradesh with over 103 crore rupees.

In a statement, the commission said, it has seized over 143 crore rupees cash from all over the country.

It has also seized precious metals worth 162 crore rupees, drugs and narcotics worth 131 crore rupees, liquor worth over 89 crore rupees and freebies worth 12 crore rupees.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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