Supreme Court looks for details about money, liquor seized in 2014 by Lok Sabha polls

NEW DELHI: Out Of Concerns About Voter Bribing And Alleged Failure Of Law Enforcement Bodies To Book Those Using Illegal Assets During Polls, The Center Sent Tuesday Information About Seizure Of Irresponsible Cash, Alcohol And Drugs And The Status Of Criminal Cases.

A Bank Of Justices NV Ramana And MM Shantanagoudar Have Instructed The Center To Collect All Information About Matters That Were Submitted To Influence Voters In An Illegal Manner And To Give Them Status. When The Electoral Commission Said It Had No Statistics On Business, With Named Information On Raid And Seizure Of Money During The Last Parliamentary Election, The Bank Sent Senior Lawyer R Balasubramanian, Who Appeared Before The Center, To Provide Details After Collecting Information From The Government.

The Court Heard The Government Of Karnataka ' A Plea Against An Order From The Supreme Court To Dismiss A Criminal Case Against A Person Whose More Than Rs 20 Lakh Was Recovered During The 2014 Lok Sabha By Selection In The Bellary Constituency. A EC The Flying Team Increased The Residence And Business Complex Of A Prathik Parasrampuria After Getting A Tip That He Had Collected A Large Amount Of Cash To Be Used To Buy Voters An FIR Was Instituted Against Him.

The Accused Approached Karnataka HC, Who Destroyed The FIR In February 2015 On The Grounds That There Was No Average In The Complaint About Who The Suspect Intended To Bribe And The Mode He Intended To Adopt . The State Government Then Moved The SC To The HC Decision.

Although The Petition Was Limited To One Incident, The Apex Court Decided To Extend The Scope Of The Case And Agreed To Investigate Whether Criminal Proceedings Against Individuals Accused Of Bribing Voters Were Brought To Their Logical Conclusion.

As The EC Expressed Its Inability To Provide The Status Of Such Criminal Cases Lodged During The As These Were Pursued By State Governments, The Court Issued Notice To States And Union Territories And Sought Their Response. It Also Directed The EC To Place Before This Court All The Guidelines Framed Concerning Procedures Followed By Flying Squads, Or Similar Authorities With Respect To Search, Seizure And Prosecution

At The 2019 General Election, Rs 812 Crore Was Seized In Cash And The Total Seizure Of Money, Drinks, Drugs And Precious Metals Had Already Crossed Rs 3,370 Crore.