BHUBANESWAR: The Election Commission will monitor flow of alcohol in the state during the Lok Sabha and assembly elections. Special teams will be formed under excise commissioner for it, official sources said.
"The EC has issued guidelines to bring all bottling plants, warehouses and wholesale liquor shops under CCTV surveillance," said chief electoral officer Mona Sharma.
The special teams will maintain a daily record of the sale, uptake and production of liquor in the state.
The team will scrutinize the rise in sale of liquor in all constituencies.
"If the sale of liquor is found to be 30% more than that of the previous month then that shop will come under the radar and all its transactions will be monitored," said additional CEO Hari Ballav Mishra.
Besides, the liquor monitoring team there will be three flying squads and three static surveillance teams will be formed in each assembly constituency to keep a watch on various poll-rule violations like flow of money, intimidations and violation of model code of conduct. The static surveillance teams can conduct checks on roads and at check posts.http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bhubaneswar/EC-to-monitor-flow-of-alcohol-during-polls/articleshow/31935136.cms