SEC orders transfer of police officer on code violation charge
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Last Updated: Tuesday, January 07, 2014, 22:48
Bhubaneswar: The State Election Commission Odisha on Tuesday ordered transfer of a police inspector as both the ruling BJD and opposition Congress lodged allegation and counter allegation against each other on charge of model code of violation.

 "I have ordered shifting of a police officer after getting allegation of model code violation in the city," SEC Ajit Kumar Tripathy told reporters a day before the polling for the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC).  

The SEC's action came following the Congress formally lodged a complaint against the ruling Biju Janata Dal for ?distributing cash? ahead of the BMC polls to buy votes in a number of wards and demanded action against the party.

Congress delegation claimed that the party had evidence of money being distributed in the slums in Ward 40 ( Shanti Nagar, Jharpada Village Area, Laxmisagar BRIT Stage I, II & III) and had informed this to the SEC.

 Sources said the inspector in charge of the Laxmisagar Police Station had been transferred following the complaint .

Meanwhile, a six-MLA delegation of the ruling party met the SEC and lodged complaint of model code of violation as the opposition Congress's dharna at the MG Road as part of their 12-hour hartal demanding resignation of Chief Minister over Shah Commission report.

 "While the campaigning for the January 8 election ended since last evening, how can Congress leaders use mike and give anti-Naveen slogan in the name of hartal. This is a clear violation of the code of conduct," pointed out senior BJD MLA Ananta Das.


First Published: Tuesday, January 07, 2014, 22:48

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