The police have seized Rs 37.76 crore in the State since the Model Code of Conduct came into vogue and the source of the amount would be investigated, said Additional Director-General of Police (Law & Order) Jitender on Tuesday. Addressing the media on Tuesday, Jitender said the source of money that was seized during checking would be probed in consultation with the Income Tax (I-T) department. “It’s an investigation process and it takes some time,” he said.
This time, the Police Department has taken up measures to prevent the flow of cash. “Once the elections are completed, we will find out the origin and persons behind possession of huge cash during polls,” he said. The Police Department has made elaborate arrangements for smooth conduct of polls on April 11. “We are fully geared up to conduct the elections peacefully,” Jitender said. Special arrangements have been made in Left Wing Extremist (LWE) areas in the State.
Apart from 55,946 personnel from Telangana State Police, forces from other States including from Karnataka, Haryana, Rajasthan and Jharkhand would be deployed. As many as 453 FIRs have been filed and 8,528 licence weapons were deposited while 33 arms licences have been cancelled. “We are taking all possible steps to ensure smooth conduct of polls in Nizamabad Parliamentary constituency where 177 nominations were filed,” he said. A centralised control room has been set up at the DGP office for round-the-clock monitoring of the poll process. Senior officials would be available for monitoring the situation in case of any exigency. Security arrangements for transport as well as the safeguarding of strong rooms were made for all the 17 Parliamentary constituencies. The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) is providing guards for the security of strong rooms.