EC directs Excise, IT departments to scrutinise illegal flow of alcohol, money
March, 11th 2014
Tightening its belt ahead of the Lok Sabha Polls 2014, the Election Commission (EC) on Monday directed the excise and income tax departments to keep a watch over the flow of money and illegal alcohol in Delhi.
Delhi's seven constituencies go to polls April 10.
Directing both the departments, EC asked to scrutinise the rise in sale of liquor shops and also the distribution of money in the seven Lok Sabha constituencies.
"Both the departments under the Delhi government have been entrusted with this task," said Delhi's Chief Electoral Officer Vijay Dev.
He said if the sale of liquor is found to be 30 percent more than that of the previous month, the shop will be identified and a thorough investigation carried out.
"The consequences may even lead to termination of the licence of the liquor shop," Dev reportedly said.
"Liquor shops in the sensitive constituencies will be under special monitoring and CCTV cameras will be installed in the entire area," he added.
The income-tax department will set up air intelligence unit at Delhi airport to keep an eye on the movement of cash.
"If cash exceeding Rs.10 lakh is found, the income-tax department will take action and inform the Delhi