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Over Rs 13 lakh seized; 425 persons restrained in poll bound constituencies

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Kohima, November 1: A total of Rs 13.42 lakh, including cash, liquor and drugs has been seized while 425 persons have been bound down for unwanted activities in the run up to the bye-election to two Assembly segments in Nagaland, said Additional Chief Electoral Officer, N Moa Aier.
The seizures were made by the Flying Squad Team (FST), Static Surveillance Team (SST), Excise and other agencies in both the two Assembly constituencies – 14-Southern Angami-I under Kohima district and 60-Pungro-Kiphire in Kiphire district till Saturday, he said.
The cash seizure of Rs 6 lakhs was made on Saturday from one of the party workers of BJP candidate in Kiphire, he confirmed.
The liquor seizure is valued at Rs 6.64 lakhs while drugs, specially cough syrup seized is worth Rs 78,000, he said.
The total value of the seizures is Rs 13.42 lakhs, he said.
Altogether 425 persons have been bound down under preventive sections of CrPC in both these constituencies, the Additional CEO added.
Polling is scheduled for November 3 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. while counting of votes would be taken up on November 10.
(Page News Service)