EC reminder to SAD candidate over complaint

Election Commission on Friday served a reminder to SAD (B) candidate asking her to reply to a complaint of alleged violation of poll conduct.

Last Updated: Jan 06, 2012, 22:24 PM IST

Chandigarh: Election Commission on Friday served
a reminder to SAD (B) candidate from Bholath seat Bibi Jagir
Kaur asking her to reply to a complaint of alleged violation
of model code of conduct against her son-in-law charged with
seeking votes for her at a school.

"We have asked Deputy Commissioner of Kapurthala to send
a reminder to Bibi Jagir Kaur to reply (against a complaint)
and we have shifted government school Principal Kulwant Singh
as he admitted that school premises was used for addressing a
political meeting," Punjab`s Special Chief Electoral Officer,
Usha R Sharma told reporters here today.

A complaint was lodged against Yuvraj Bhaupinder Singh
son-in-law of Akali leader Bibi Jagir Kaur for seeking votes
for her and announcing the grants on behalf of her in a
Government senior secondary School at Bholath in district
Kapurthala.

Sharma said special surveillance exercise is being
undertaken against former Punjab DGP Paramdeep Singh Gill who
is a SAD candidate from Moga and ex-Principal Secretary to
Chief Minister D S Guru who is contesting from Bhadaur (SC).

"They (Gill and Guru) are under special surveillance
and we are closely watching their activities. Their entire
campaign is being videographed so that code of conduct is not
violated," she said.

Sharma further informed that Presiding officer and
three polling offices would be deputed at polling stations
during the elections.

Special Chief Electoral Officer said a total of 825
complaints were received through the call centre and 340 have
been disposed off so far.
Unaccounted cash amounting to Rs 14.31 crore has been
seized and handed over to Income Tax Authorities, Sharma
added.

Regarding the weapons and arms deposited, she said
that as many as 1.42 lakh licensed arms have been deposited
and twenty-three unlicensed arms were seized.

PTI