841 cases registered so far for model code violation in Bihar
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Last Updated: Wednesday, September 22, 2010, 23:22
Patna: Altogether 841 cases have been registered in Bihar so far in connection with violation of the model code of conduct in place for the coming assembly polls, additional chief electoral officer Kumar Anshumali said today.

Of 841 cases 406 cases accounted for defacement of public property, while 269 cases have been lodged under the Motor Vehicles Act, he told reporters here.

The election authorities have registered 10 cases for misuse of loudspeakers for electioneering, while 37 cases have been lodged for making inflammatory speeches and 11 cases related to inducements to the voters, Anshumali said.

A total 108 cases registered since the enforcement of the model code of conduct in the state related to miscellaneous charges, he said.

Out of 841 cases, action has been taken by the authorities in 406 cases, he said.

Among other preventive and punitive measures taken for the assembly polls, 148 people have been booked, Anshumali said adding 22,553 non-bailable warrants have been executed against the potential trouble makers with past criminal background. A total 55,996 warrants were in the process of execution.

Anshumali said 2242 arms licences and 224 arms have been seized along with 9923 ammunitions, he said.


First Published: Wednesday, September 22, 2010, 23:22

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