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Record breaking arrests and seizures made during 2023 Meghalaya Legislative Assembly elections: DGP Bishnoi

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Shillong: The Director General of Police (DGP) Dr LR Bishnoi on Friday informed that a total of 16 cases were registered and 69 people were arrested during the recently Meghalaya Legislative Assembly election.

DGP Bishnoi informed that a total of 13 cases were related with the Pre-Poll problems and 3 cases were registered after the Post-Poll. He further informed that 56 people were arrested during the Pre-Poll and 13 were arrested Post-Poll.

“By and large the election went peaceful, but number of arrests were made. The seizure was very good and it has broken all the earlier 50 years records. The total seizures was nearly 76-77 crores and this is eight times higher than that of earlier years seizures”, said DGP Bishnoi.

The police during the election period had seized nearly 3.06 crores cash, 1.95 crores rupees worth of liquor, 12 crores rupees worth of drugs, 30 lakh rupees Gold and 30 lakh rupees worth of freebies.

It may be mentioned, Meghalaya tops the list of seizures among the three poll-bound northeastern states – Nagaland and Tripura.

The DIG further notified that the State Police during the last six months recovered narcotics on a large scale and has broken the record of the last 50 years since attaining of Statehood.

Emphasising that the drug traffickers continued with the same practices after getting bail, DGP Bishnoi said the decision was taken to implement PITNDPS Act 1985 where there is a provision of preventive detention.

“We have submitted 10 proposals to the government which are currently under consideration, an advisory board has been instituted and once approval has been given, repeat offenders can be detained and sent to jail even if there is no recovery,” he added.

Further, he stated that it is the duty of each and every citizen of the state to break the deadly chain between the suppliers and consumers.

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