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    A total of 453 check-posts have been set up in the State for the Lok Sabha polls and to enforce the model code of conduct. Among these, 444 check-posts are managed by the police department and nine are inter-State check-posts.

    In a high-level review meeting led by Chief Secretary Santhi Kumari, officials discussed the special check-posts set up on the borders with Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh. They also mentioned increased surveillance in coordination with neighboring States’ check-posts.

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    Police have seized Rs 10 crore in cash, along with unlicensed weapons, explosives, gelatin sticks, and gold. The Transport department has established fifteen check-posts and 52 enforcement teams working around the clock, seizing Rs 34.31 lakh during inspections.

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    The Commercial Taxes department has set up sixteen inter-State check-posts and is closely monitoring 31 strategic points. They have identified 25 godowns where freebies could be distributed to influence voters. Special attention is on 141 manufacturing godowns and 912 trading godowns.

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    The Excise department has established 21 inter-State check-posts and six mobile check-posts to prevent illegal transportation of liquor. They have seized Rs. 50 lakh worth of liquor and are monitoring all distilleries through CCTV cameras.

    The Forest department has set up 65 check-posts, including 18 inter-State ones. Chief Secretary Santhi Kumari instructed the Police department’s Command and Control Centre in Hyderabad to monitor liquor transportation through CCTV cameras. All government departments are working together to ensure strict implementation of the poll code in the State.

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