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Gujarat Police seizes nearly 76k liquor bottles ahead of elections

News Agencies | Updated on: 26 November 2017, 8:44 IST
Gujarat Police seizes nearly 76k liquor bottles ahead of elections

The Gujarat Police has seized 75,968 bottles of Indian made foreign liquor (IMFL) worth Rs 2,20,88,000 in Gandhinagar, a few days ahead of the upcoming Gujarat elections.

The state police also captured five vehicles worth Rs 24,15,000 on Saturday. According to the Election Commission, liquor is a popular incentive used to persuade voters in Gujarat, which is a dry state.

The seize has come after the Gujarat Police launched a special drive against distribution of alcohol illegally ahead of the forthcoming assembly elections in the state, scheduled for December 9 and December 14.

-ANI

First published: 26 November 2017, 8:44 IST
 
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