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All campaigning for the polls in Delhi will come to an end at 5 pm on Tuesday. And the Delhi Police has made elaborate arrangements to ensure there are no violations of the model code of conduct.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi |
May 5, 2009 2:28:02 am

All campaigning for the polls in Delhi will come to an end at 5 pm on Tuesday. And the Delhi Police has made elaborate arrangements to ensure there are no violations of the model code of conduct.

In the run up to polling day on Thursday,May 7,the police will be monitoring all 42 exit and entry points to the city.

“There are three observers in every constituency and along with the Delhi Police they will monitor the situation starting tomorrow at 5 pm. Any violation of the code will result in severe action,” J K Sharma,deputy chief electoral officer,said.

The observers have also been instructed to keep a check on any distribution of liquor,cash,and sweets. “If we receive any complaints regarding the distribution of liquor etc,the Delhi Police will register a case. If needed,a candidate’s office may also be searched,” a senior official at the Chief Electoral Office said.

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Meanwhile,Delhi Police has seized 10,561 bottles of liquor — 5,179 halves,30,440 quarters,811 litres of liquor — since the code of conduct came into effect. Apart from this,23 vehicles carrying illegal liquor have also been seized.

The police have registered 348 cases under the Delhi Prevention of Defacement of Property Act (2007) and have arrested 265 people in this regard. Elsewhere,3,524 hoardings,banners,posters,and wall writings have been removed and seized.

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