Punjab politicians use liquor to lure voters | EC seizes liquor worth lakhs
The vigilant and much stricter surveillance teams appointed by the Election Commission (EC) seized about 900 cases of illegal liquor and beer worth over 9.5 lakh from the poll-bound Sangrur district of Punjab.
They said the teams searched an alleged illegal godown at Kohrian road where 119 cases of beer, 220 cases of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) and 11 cases of country liquor were seized.
“The case pertains to excess stocks of liquor and beer stocked at these locations. Stocks worth over Rs 9.5 lakh have been seized. The action is being taken to check illegal inducements during the polls process in the state,” they said.
Besides, liquor distributions slips were also recovered in Jalandhar. A senior state election official said it was the biggest seizure made in Punjab after the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) came into effect. Earlier, the seizure of 2,100 cartons of liquor from Pathankot was the biggest recovery.