According to an official, the Election Commission’s police and surveillance teams have seized cash and jewellery worth Rs 10.49 crore so far, and more than 91,000 people have been placed under preventive detention in the run-up to the Gujarat Assembly elections.
The model code of conduct has been in effect in the state since November 3, where elections will be held in two phases on December 1 and 5.
“From November 3 till November 25, local police along with flying and static surveillance teams of the EC have seized Rs 4.01 crore in cash and Rs 6.48 crore worth of jewellery. Various narcotic substances worth Rs 61 crore have also been seized,” an official said on Friday.
So far, the police have filed over 29,800 cases under Prohibition laws and arrested 24,170 people in possession of liquor worth Rs 13.51 crore.
Gujarat has outlawed the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages.
In all, 91,154 persons have been put under preventive detention so far under various provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure, Gujarat Prohibition Act and Gujarat Police Act, the release added.