Goa polls: EC asks central forces to guard borders

The Election Commission has asked central forces to guard Goa borders to prevent smuggling of fake currency ahead of the March 3 state Assembly polls.

Last Updated: Jan 06, 2012, 20:27 PM IST

Panaji: The Election Commission has asked
central forces to guard Goa borders to prevent smuggling of
fake currency ahead of the March 3 state Assembly polls.

BSF and special forces will be deployed to watch the
state`s borders, officials said.
"(Ahead of the election) there is a possibility that fake
notes might be smuggled into the state. Election Commission
has directed central forces to keep a vigil (of the state
borders)," Joint Chief Electoral Officer Narayan Navti said
on Friday.

He said Election Commission was receiving complaints
about irregularities from various political parties and
individuals, which were attended to within 24 hours.
"Goa Liquor Traders Association has complained that
excise inspector posted at Mapusa was harassing the
wholesalers," Navti said.

The inspector was allegedly taking away expensive liquor
bottles, threatening the traders to register cases against
them under the model code of conduct.
"We have referred the matter to Excise Department," Navti
said.

PTI