Over 9.5 crore seized, 5000 illegal hoardings removed ahead of polls in Mumbai

Over 9.5 crore seized, 5000 illegal hoardings removed ahead of polls in Mumbai
The cash and gold, amounting to Rs 9.54 crore, were seized from various police station areas like DN Nagar, Versova, Borivali, Goregaon, and Kandivali (Representational Image)

In the two weeks since the announcement of polls in the state, the Maharashtra State Election Commission has seized cash and valuables worth over Rs 9.5 crore and removed more than 5000 illegal hoardings from Mumbai suburban district.

The EC announced the poll date for the 288-member Maharashtra Assembly on September 21. The polls will take place on October 21 and the results will be declared on October 24.

“During the model code of conduct, since the announcement of elections, cash and other items seized by flying squads assigned by the State Election Commission in Mumbai Suburban district is of a total value of Rs 9.54 crore,” the state ED said in a release.

The cash and gold were seized from various police station areas like DN Nagar, Versova, Borivali, Goregaon and Kandivali.

Additionally, three FIRs have been registered in Kurar, Vile Parle and Ghatkopar for defacing public property.

Malad Police, meanwhile, have registered a case against the owner of a vehicle who was apprehended with a huge cache of illegal liquor.

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