CS Smt. Santhi Kumari held a meeting with officials and reviewed the implementation of the model code of conduct

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    Chief Secretary Santhi Kumari asked the officials to strictly enforce the model code of conduct to ensure a free, fair and peaceful elections in the state. CS held a meeting with officials and reviewed the implementation of the model code of conduct.  She took stock of the law and order situation, setting up of check posts and daily seizure reports etc.

    Chief Secretary directed the officials to arrange surveillance at Begumpet airport as well as at Shamshabad.  She also told to notify dry days in the border districts when elections are held in the neighboring states as per the Election Commission guidelines. She also directed the forest department officials to identify clandestine routes in forests which are used by the smugglers so as to increase surveillance which will help in seizures.

    DGP Ravi Gupta informed that interstate meetings with all the neighbouring states have been held and 85 border check posts have been set up by the state.  Integrated check posts, flying squads and static surveillance teams have stepped up vigil which is resulted in seizures of around 35 crores during this last fortnight after the model code of conduct came into force.

    Commissioner Commercial Taxes T K Sridevi briefed that the increased vigilance by the Commercial Tax department through the integrated border check posts has resulted in seizure of 5.19 crores after the announcement of model code of conduct.  The commercial tax department has also mapped commodities coming and going out of the state which has helped the department to nab habitual offenders.  Surveillance has also been increased on manufacturing and trading godowns

    Special Chief Secretary CT& Excise Sunil Sharma, Home Secretary Jitender, Senior Police officials Mahesh Bhagwat, Sanjay Jain, Principal Secretary TR&B Srinivas Raju, Commissioner Transport Buddha Prakash Jyothi, Commissioner Excise Sridhar and other officials attended the meeting.

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