Punjab & Region

Mohali Police completes preparations for peaceful elections

The Fact News Service
SAS Nagar, February 10
  • Candidates from civil administration and political parties are being kept in constant touch to maintain the law and order situation.
  • Strict checking of vehicles coming and going in the district is being done.
  • The administration has imposed a ban on the carrying of firearms and sharp weapons within the district.
Satinder Singh, Senior Captain Police, District SAS Nagar said in a press note that in view of Municipal Corporation, Municipal Corporation, and Nagar Panchayat elections 2021, District SAS Nagar Police Full preparations have been made so that the elections can be held peacefully.
While blockade is being carried out to ensure strict checking of vehicles coming and going in the district, the personnel posted at the check posts have been instructed to pay special attention to cash, liquor, and prohibited items while checking the vehicles. Inter-state checkpoints have been fully strengthened and strict surveillance is being maintained to curb smuggling of cash, liquor, arms, or any other form from outside states.
At the same time, adequate arrangements are being made to ensure the safety of the candidates and for a peaceful election campaign. In view of the law and order situation, the regular liaison is being maintained with the candidates of civil administration and political parties and meetings are also being held.
Apart from this, in order to maintain law and order situation, the office of Additional District Magistrate SAS Nagar has also exercised its powers under Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure 1973 (Act No. 2 of 1974). Orders have been issued to ban the carrying of any kind of firearms, ammunition, explosives, flammable items, and sharp weapons inside. He said that strict legal action would be taken against those who did not follow these orders.
Strict security arrangements have been made at the polling stations/booths to maintain law and order. As per Section 110 of the Punjab State Election Commission Act 1994 and Rule 98 of the Punjab Municipal Election Rules 1994, 48 hours before the election public meetings or conventions, etc., and the instructions of the Election Commission regarding the transportation of outsiders will be strictly followed. Unauthorized people around will not be allowed.

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