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MCD polls: 2 lakh liquor bottles seized by police in 6 weeks

PTI
Published : Apr 22, 2017, 10:40 am IST
Updated : Apr 22, 2017, 10:43 am IST

Under the Delhi Prevention of Defacement of Property Act,2007,265 cases were registered, said Dependra Pathak spokesperson of Delhi Police.

267 FIRs were lodged, 254 persons have been arrested with illegal liquor. (Photo: PTI/Representational)
 267 FIRs were lodged, 254 persons have been arrested with illegal liquor. (Photo: PTI/Representational)

New Delhi:  As many as two lakh liquor bottles were seized by the police in the last six weeks in the run-up to MCD polls.

"While 267 FIRs were lodged, 254 persons have been arrested with illegal liquor. As many as 2,148 persons were arrested for consuming liquor at public places till Friday," said Dependra Pathak, chief spokesperson of Delhi Police.

 

"Two lakh liquor bottles were seized by the police in the last six weeks," he said. Under the Delhi Prevention of Defacement of Property Act, 2007, 265 cases were registered, he said.

As many as 625 posters, 658 banners and 273 hoardings have been removed, he added.

Police registered 37 cases for possession of illegal arms and seized 34 fire arms, five knives and 64 cartridges.

The officer said that the force has been taking legal action in the run-up to the polls.

Tags: mcd polls, delhi police, fir filed, illicit liquor, liquor seized
Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi