Daijiworld Media Network – Bengaluru (MS)
Bengaluru, Mar 30: Election commission which has kept an eagle eye on the scams related to assembly elections of Karnataka has so far confiscated Rs 57.72 crore worth valuables, including Rs 15 crore cash.
Various investigation agencies are monitoring scams. The police department has so far confiscated valuables worth Rs 34.36 crores. It has also taken into possession Rs 14.24 crore cash, 530 kg of narcotics, 15 kg gold and 135 kg of silver items. Excise department confiscated 138347 litres of liquor worth Rs 6.84 crore and 43 kilos of narcotics. Income tax departments confiscated Rs 1.16 crore cash. Commercial tax department confiscated goods worth Rs 5.02 crore. DIR confiscated 1.03 crore worth goods, while NCB took into possession goods worth Rs 57.15 lac, CBIC Rs 3.97 crore worth goods and state civil aviation confiscated Rs 69.40 lac worth goods. In total 1985 FIRs are registered with regards to election related scams.
Election commission has already nominated ambassadors to create awareness regarding elections. Cricketer Rahul Dravid, Jnanpith awardee Dr Chandrashekar Kambara, specially-abled Ashwini Angadi and Paralympian Girish Gowda are chosen for the awareness activities.