101 FIRs & DD entries against parties, says Delhi CEO office
New Delhi: As many as 101 FIRs and daily diary (DD) entries have been registered till date against various political parties and others for violation of the model code of conduct in the run up to the Lok Sabha polls, the poll body in Delhi said Tuesday. The statistics surveillance team of Delhi's chief electoral office constituted to keep an eye on the expenses of political parties, has seized Rs 1.21 crore in cash.
"A total of 101 FIRs or DD entries have been lodged till date in connection with the violation of the model code of conduct.
"Out of these, 10 is against the Aam Aadmi Party (six FIRs and four DD entries), 10 against the Bhartiya Janata Party (seven FIRs and three DD entries), three against the Congress (all DD entries), one against the Bahujan Samaj Party (one DD entry), and 77 against others or non-political (entities)," the CEO office said in a statement.
Delhi CEO Ranbir Singh had told reporters on Monday that social media was being aggressively monitored to check any violation of the poll code and experts are also assisting the election team. The office of the CEO said more than 2.55 lakh posters, banners and hoardings have been removed since the poll code came into force.
"As many as 30,533 posters, banners and hoardings were removed from areas under the New Delhi Municipal Council, 43,075 from East Delhi Municipal Corporation areas, 2,411 from Delhi Cantonment Board, 90,033 from South Delhi Municipal Corporation, and 89,162 from North Delhi Municipal Corporation areas," the statement said.
Police have registered 581 FIRs and arrested 574 people under the Excise Act, it said, adding, 197 FIRs have been registered under the Arms Act in which 236 people were arrested.
They have also seized 309 unlicensed arms and weapons, and 2,330 cartridges and explosives. As many as 42,637 people have been booked till date under various sections of the CrPC and the Delhi Police Act.