Election officials seize goods worth Rs. 1.5 cr.

THE HINDU REPORT : Raid follows ‘confession’ by those caught with pressure cookers

Election officials seized goods, worth Rs. 1.5 crore, waiting to be distributed to voters in Belagavi city on Sunday.

Flying surveillance squad members raided a building under construction near Hanuman circle and seized 7,320 iron boxes, 1,789 pressure cookers, 1,153 gas stoves and a van used to carry them.

They had the photo and name of Congress leader Laxmi Hebbalkar, who is hoping to contest from Belagvi Rural constituency.

A case has been filed under IPC and Representation of People’s Act.

The raid followed a confession by those who were caught caught carrying a truckload of pressure cookers on Saturday.

After obtaining the confession, police got a warrant to search the house and raided it.

In another incident, FSS members seized 2,000 sarees in Hulkund in Ramdurg taluk on Sunday morning. The sarees were kept in a rented house. A case has been registered in Ramdur police station.



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