Bengaluru: The Nandini Layout police along with Rajarajeshwari Nagar constituency sector magistrate on Sunday seized pressure cookers and sarees meant to be distributed among voters of RR Nagar constituency ahead of the assembly election to be held on May 12.
As many as 90 pressure cookers and four bundles of sarees, each consisting of 90 sarees, were seized from a house at Lakshmidevi Nagar in Laggere, which was taken on rent by one Dorai. All the pressure cookers and saree packets had the image of RR Nagar Congress MLA Munirathna.
According to a complaint by the sector magistrate, the goodies were stored at the house and were meant to be distributed to woo voters of RR Nagar constituency. Based on the complaint, the Nandini Layout police along with EC officials raided the house and seized the goods.
A case has been taken up under 171 (E) (bribery) of IPC. An inquiry is on to find out the owner of the house and other details. The model code of conduct, which has come into force, prohibits the government from making use of official vehicles for poll campaigning and other election-related activities, and bars the use of loudspeakers for campaigning between 10 pm and 6 am.
A total of 1,156 flying squads and 1,255 surveillance teams have been put in place in the state to ensure the code of conduct is adhered to.In the Mahadevpura assembly constituency, over 500 sewing machines which were rumoured to be stocked up in a godown at Cheemsandra were seized. They were to be distributed to garner votes for the BJP, sources said. Repeated calls to BBMP Commissioner Manjunath Prasad, who is the district election officer, went unanswered....