WB Election Commission holds meeting with Kol Police

West Bengal EC held a high-level meeting at the Kolkata Police headquarters to review law and order situation.

Updated: Jan 18, 2011, 21:46 PM IST

Kolkata: West Bengal Election Commission on Tuesday held a high-level meeting at the Kolkata Police headquarters here to review law and order situation, while the central EC observers were touring districts to monitor situation for the second day.

"The meeting was held as part of the mechanism as Assembly elections are round the corner," West Bengal Chief Electoral Officer Sunil Gupta told reporters after the meeting.
"Police have been requested to take measures to execute pending warrants and take action against those with criminal records," Gupta said.

They have also been asked to take action against illegal liquor shops, Gupta said.
When asked whether he would seek report from the police, Gupta said "There is no question of seeking a report because we will have more meetings of this kind. We will have to work together to make the elections free and fair."

Chief Secretary Samar Ghosh, Home Secretary G D Gautama, City police commissioner Goutam Mohan Chakraborty were present at the meeting.