1,148 saris meant for voters seized in Unnao

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Kanpur:The Unnao police on Tuesday night seized a truck loaded with saris from Purwa area after a raid in Chamiyani village of the district.
The saris were meant to be distributed among voters by a village head candidate, said the police, adding four persons have been arrested and an FIR has been registered against them for poll code violation.
Senior sub-inspector of police Lakhan Singh, who was heading the police team, said: “Following a tip-off that locals of Chamiyani village had assembled at a particular spot to collect saris to be distributed by a village head candidate, the team intercepted a truck. During search, the team found 1,148 saris in seven big cartons.”
He told TOI that all saris have been deposited at Purwa police station and further inquiries are being conducted by the administrative officials, who are involved in election monitoring committee.
Circle Officer Purwa Raghuveer Singh said, “An FIR was being registered against Surendra Kumar, Piyush Kumar, Mahesh Prasad and Ajmeri Khan under various sections including 171 F (Punishment for undue influence or personation at an election) and 171 H (Illegal payments in connection with an election) of Indian Penal Code.
He said that the saris were being transported to Chamiyani village for distribution to voters.
To recall, two quintals of ‘jalebi’ and ‘samosa’, meant to be distributed by a candidate contesting for village head post in Hasanganj area of Unnao, were seized from Bichwada village on Saturday.
Similarly, on Sunday night, the Mahoba police had seized a huge quantity of chicken meat packets, liquor ‘pauwas’ (quarters) and cash from son and relative of a village panchayat candidate who were delivering them at the voters’ homes.


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