Few skirmish, unruly behaviour reported on polling day in Goa

Goa on Monday, February 14 registered a high voter turnout of 78.94 per cent in polling for the 40 Assembly seats
Few skirmish, unruly behaviour reported on polling day in Goa

People stand in queues to cast their votes, during the Goa Assembly polls, at a polling station, in Goa, Monday, Feb. 14, 2022

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Goa excise department conducted raids at different places on the polling day and seized Rs 12.72 crore on Monday, said Goa Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Kunal.

Speaking at press conference, Kunal said that Election Commission seized a total of Rs.12.72 crore during the day and the state has recorded turnout of 78.94 per cent Goans cast their vote.

The Excise Department and the Goa Police Administration were deployed throughout the state during the elections to guarantee that the code of conduct was not violated and no untoward incident occurs.

Deputy Inspector General of Police Rajesh Kumar said on the day of polling five offences have been reported. "Police arrested a person and seized Rs 1,19,270 while he was distributing cash to voters in Colva.

The second incident was reported inSavoi Verem, Ponda, where police arrested Geetesh Naik for recording a video of the voting machine while casting her vote.

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Similarly, the police have arrested Sandeep Mandrekar for taking photos on mobile phone of voting machine at Porvorim. Apart from this, a case has been registered against a person for preventing him from voting in Old Goa.

In another incident, BJP supporter Vallabh Salkar's car was set ablaze by unknown persons in Bicholim.

The raids conducted by the police and excise department during the election code of conduct seized Rs Rs 6.68 crore, liquor stocks worth Rs 3.57 crore, gold and silver articles worth Rs 2 lakh and drugs worth Rs 1.2 crore.

Goa on Monday, February 14 registered a high voter turnout of 78.94 per cent in polling for the 40 Assembly seats. The ballot counting will be held on March 10.

<div class="paragraphs"><p>People stand in queues to cast their votes, during the Goa Assembly polls, at a polling station, in Goa, Monday, Feb. 14, 2022</p></div>
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