Flying squads to monitor poll code violations

Each Assembly constituency will have three to four flying squads for monitoring poll related complaints and a toll free number ‘1950’ will be kept operational round the clock to receive complaints.

At a video conference with Deputy Commissioners (DCs) and Superintendents of Police (SPs) held at the Office of the Chief Electoral Officer (OCEO), Karnataka in Bangalore on Sunday, Director General (Election Expenditure) P K Das directed the district administrations to ensure that all complaints are immediately attended to and that there should be level playing field for all candidates.

Each flying squad will have one executive magistrate (senior officer), four policemen and a videographer. Each Assembly constituency will have three to four flying squads.
On receiving the complaint, the squad will rush to the complaint site and take necessary action, a press release from the OCEO stated.

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The Election Commission has emphasised that the district machinery should set up composite checkposts. It has also appealed to all citizens to share information on distribution of liquor, money and gifts. The officials were instructed to share intelligence available with them.

On Saturday, the Election Commission of India held a training workshop on expenditure monitoring for political parties. Representatives of all major political parties participated.
They were instructed about the rules, procedures and guidelines issued by the Election Commission on expenditure monitoring of contesting candidates and political parties.

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