Voting in Elections (Representational Image)
Voting in Elections (Representational Image)Reuters

Despite the ban on sale of liquor along the borders and within Rajasthan during assembly elections, the teams appointed by state Election Commission seized large quantities of alcohol worth ₹29.10 crore on the polling day.

According to PTI, the EC- assigned flying squads and surveillance teams in the state seized narcotic drugs worth ₹5.49 crore and other incentives such as sarees, gifts valued at ₹5.68 crore.

The surveillance teams registered 31 cases of paid news and also seized ₹12.89 crore cash during the polling held on Sunday.

EC had deployed at least 674 flying squad teams, 641 static surveillance teams in the state to check illegal influence on the 4.06 plus voters in the elections.

Addionally, 56 expenditure observers and 200 other assistant expenditure observers were deployed by the EC on deputation from Income Tax and Customs department to prevent the influence of unlawful money power on prospective voters.

Rajasthan witnessed the highest ever voter turnout of 74.38 percent on Sunday, owing to the voter awareness campaigns. In comparison, voting percentage in 2008 was at 67.5 percent.

The state's border with Harayana had been sealed for 48 hours. The ban was imposed within a distance of three kilometres from the Rajasthan border at 5pm on 29 November till 5pm on Sunday.

The Rajasthan police had sought help from Gurgoan authorities to keep a strict vigil and curb cross-border exchange of alcohol quantities.

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