Over Rs 110 cr cash, 18.68 lakh litres of liquor seized in UP

NEW DELHI: Over Rs 110 crore cash and 18.68 lakh litres of liquor worth a few crores have been seized so far in Uttar Pradesh, where Assembly polls are being held.

The seizure has been done in the three phases out of the total of seven-phase election schedule for the state.

A record seizure of Rs 38.40 crore cash and 2.04 lakh litres of liquor (with estimated market value of Rs 5.72 crore) has been effected from the areas where polling was held for the third phase of election today, Deputy Election Commissioner Vijay Dev said here.

There were about 2.41 crore voters in 69 Assembly constituencies in the third phase.

So far, Rs 110.5 crore cash and 18.68 lakh litres of liquor has been seized in UP ever since the announcement of the polls on January 4, the officer said. (AGENCIES)