Hyderabad: An amount of Rs 120 crore in cash has been seized by the police and IT department officials in the last two months since the election notification for the 2018 — Assembly elections was issued.
Seizure of liquor in the state is at about 4.7 lakh litres, which is double the amount compared to that seized during the 2014 elections.
Speaking to the media, Additional Director General (Law & Order) Jitender said there was proper combing and strategic planning in extremist prone districts of the state and the police were geared up to ensure free and fair elections.
“Please cast your vote and use your democratic right,” he said.
As many as 90,000 police personnel have been deployed across the state, including Central Armed Police Forces, police forces from Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Kerala. Senior police officials have been appointed at constituency-level to supervise law and order, for strategic planning to assess inter and intrastate requirement of forces based on political and communal sensitivity as well as keep a check on the extremist angle, he said.
“Special arrangements have been made for Left Wing Extremist areas in bordering Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra. Combing operations and area domination exercises were also carried out extensively to prevent untoward incidents in the area. Air ambulance and helicopters are being arranged by the Chief Electoral Officer for any contingency at strategic locations,” he said....