Series Of Arrests, Seizures For Free & Fair Polls In Odisha

EC Bijepur

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has taken up necessary measures to fulfil the Election Commission of India’s directive to ensure free and fair polls.

The following are the measures the state administration said had been undertaken till April 13.

—Some 13,228 non-bailable warrants executed.
—54,204 persons with criminal antecedents detained under Section 107/116 of IPC.
—5,165 licenced firearms deposited with the district administration. Also, 228 unlicenced firearms and 1433.03gm of explosives seized.
—1,26,420.55 litres of liquor worth Rs 3,50,08,922 seized.
—Unaccounted money worth Rs 2,93,19,750 seized by the poll flying squad and police.
—Around 30,43,573 hoardings and posters removed from public places and 2,61,876 from private places for violation of model code of conduct.
—State level control room (0674-2395015) received 806 calls relating to poll irregularities while voter helpline number (1950) received 14,902 calls.