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Election department registers 43 cases of code violation

The election department by Monday registered a total of 43 police complaints against the violaters of the election code of conduct in the four constituencies in the district.

Written by Nisha Nambiar | Pune |
April 22, 2009 1:21:10 am

The election department by Monday registered a total of 43 police complaints against the violaters of the election code of conduct in the four constituencies in the district.

While some cases have been registered against the candidates others have been registered against various departments.

According to deputy collector Dynaneshwar Khillari,all the cases have been forwarded to the observers in the state. “The police will take the further course of action,’’ he said.

Meanwhile,the department has conducted probes into nearly 36 cases for code violation out of which 16 cases did not come under violation of the code.

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Khillari said that of those found violating was Balasaheb Mokashi,sarpanch of Kondhwe Dhavade of taluka Haveli,who constructed a concrete road. He was served a notice for violation by Haveli tehsildar. A complaint has also been registered against BJP candidate Anil Shirole at the Vishrambaug police station for using dhol tasha without prior police permission,he said.

Among the 11 cases in which the election department is yet to complete its inquiry is the one against some employees of the Regional Transport Office participating in the campaign for some political parties. The employees include a high school teacher campaigning with some ladies and even some senior police officers helping the party workers to campaign. Khillari said that these cases need thorough investigation before a complaint is lodged with the election commission.

The complaints which have been sent to the state chief election officer after investigations include the one against the Vice Chancellor of Pune University Narendra Jadhav who violated the code at the senate meeting.

The complaint filed against NCP candidate Vilas Lande for distributing wrist watches too has been forwarded to the chief election officer stating that it does not fall under violation of the code.

Meanwhile,cases have been registered with the Chatuhshrungi police station against DS Kulkarni of the BSP for using more than three vehicles for campaigning. Also,cases have been registered against people for putting up posters in public buildings — MSEB office and PCMC electric poles.

Khillari said that many candidates violated the code by using more number of vehicles. No case were registered for code violation in public speeches.

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