Barabanki, Jan 6 (ANI): The Uttar Pradesh Police on Friday seized a huge cache of illegal money and arms ahead of the assembly elections in the state.
Superintendent of Police, R K Bhardwaj said that recovery was done during patrolling, as the model code of conduct is in operation in the state after the announcement of the election dates.
"Keeping the elections in mind, patrolling was intensified and raids have been conducted under the leadership of circle officers. During that raid, we have seized rupees 10.37 million from different stations. Besides nine kilograms and 800 grams of silver and country made ammunitions have also been recovered," he said.
Bhardwaj further said that they had also arrested some people and inquiry is underway.
In the wake of the upcoming elections, Chief Election Commissioner had directed the state officials to keep a strict vigil on illegal transaction of money in order to ensure that the polls are conducted in a free and fair manner.
In Uttar Pradesh, elections would be held for 403-member legislative assembly, in seven phases between February 04 and 28, 2012.
Along with Manipur, the states of Goa, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand would also be going to polls.
The results of the polls would be declared on March 04.
Uttar Pradesh is home to 200 million people and provides the biggest single bloc of seats in the Indian parliament. Ironically, it is also one of the country's worst performers in several socio-economic indices. (ANI)