Police seize gutka worth over ₹98L, 99 arrested

  • | Sunday | 3rd December, 2023

Nashik: The Rural police seized gutka worth more than Rs 98 lakh in a special drive against its sale and that of illegal liquor in the district held between November 6 and 30.Under the guidance of Superintendent of Police Shahaji Umap, the Nashik Rural police registered 93 cases and arrested 99 people under section 328 (causing hurt by means of poison with intent to commit offence) of the Indian Penal Code for selling gutka. The police officials also conducted 556 raids on various illegal businesses. These raids led to multiple cases being filed — 93 cases of gutka sale, 343 of illicit liquor sale, 87 cases of gambling, 19 under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 10 under the Essential Commodities Act, and four cases under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act. At least 754 people were detained in these raids and Nashik police recovered cash and articles worth over Rs 2.1 crore. We also published the following articles recentlyMumbai Police seizes assets worth Rs 3 crore belonging to four held in drugs caseMumbai police seize Rs 3 crore worth assets acquired from drug trade; Assets include a farmhouse, 50 tolas of gold, and land plots; Four individuals arrested in connection to drug haul case; Two cars intercepted, drugs and cash seized; Two masterminds allegedly orchestrated drug syndicate.Telangana polls: Huge cash, gold, liquor and drugs worth Rs 709 cr seizedThe Telangana Legislative Assembly polls for 2023 have witnessed an unprecedented surge in seizures related to election malpractices, with a staggering Rs 709 crore worth of cash, liquor, drugs, and gold confiscated. The scale of the monetary flow indicates the magnitude of the issue, likely connected to political activities. Bribery appears to be widespread, cutting across major political parties. The election is shaping up to be one of the wealthiest in India, with many affluent candidates participating. The Election Commission of India is emphasizing the need to curb the flow of cash and liquor to address this larger issue.

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