Over Rs 10 cr cash, 1 lakh litre liquor seized in Assam

Guwahati, April 10 (IANS): Police and Election Commission officials in Assam have seized cash amounting to Rs 10,21,06,521 and 1,51,619.4 litres of liquor valued at Rs. 1,37,30,925, ahead of the first round of Lok Sabha polls in the state, officials said on Wednesday.

Five – Tezpur, Kaliabar, Jorhat, Dibrugarh and Lakhimpur – of the state’s 14 constituencies are going to polls in the first phase on Thursday.

Officials at the office of the Chief Electoral Officer Assam said that there are 9,574 polling stations across the five constituencies while a total of 42,126 personnel have been deployed on polling duty.

“A total of 180 companies of security personnel deployed in Phase I and minimum one constable has been deployed in every polling station,” an official said.