Dimapur, March 11: The DC & DEO Kohima, Anoop Khinchi IAS has informed all printing presses in Kohima District regarding restriction on the printing of pamphlets, posters, etc. as governed by the provisions of Section 127A of the Representation of the People Act 1951 and further informed that the provisions of the said Section shall be strictly observed during the general election to the Lok Sabha 2019.
The DEO Kohima directed all printing presses in Kohima District to strictly indicate clearly in the print line names and addresses of printer and publisher of any election pamphlets, posters or such other materials printed by them; and the printer should send three copies of the printed materials and the declaration obtained from the publishers as required under Section 127A (2) within three days of its printing to the office of the Deputy Commissioner and District Election Officer Kohima.
The DEO warned that any violation of the provisions of Section 127 A and the directives of the Commission shall be seriously viewed and stern action will be taken on those cases including revocation of the license of the printing press under the relevant laws of the state.
Restriction on carrying cash
Deputy Commissioner and District Election Officer, Anoop Khinchi has also informed all concerned, particularly the political parties, candidates and party workers that cash exceeding Rs 50,000 found in a vehicle carrying a candidate, his agent or party workers or carrying posters or election materials or any drugs, liquor, arms or gift items which are valued at more than Rs 10,000 likely to be used for inducement of electors shall be subject to seizure.
The DEO also informed that members of the public carrying any amount in cash exceeding Rs 50,000 should always keep some relevant documents with them which substantiates the source and purpose of the money.
Arm license holders informed
In view of the upcoming Lok Sabha Election to be held on April 11, DC & DEO Kohima, Anoop Khinchi, IAS has directed all arms license holders in Kohima and the Additional Deputy Commissioner Tseminyu/Chiephobozou; Sub-Divisional Officer (C) Jakhama/Sechu Zubza and Extra Assistant Commissioner Botsa/Tsogin/Kezocha to direct all arms license holders under their jurisdiction to produce their arms license for verification and also to deposit the weapons at the nearest police station on or before March 20.
The DEO warned that failing to deposit the weapons, the license for verification within the stipulated time will result in the cancellation of license(s) as per appropriate section of law and impounding of arms and penal action will be initiated against the defaulting person(s).
The arms and ammunitions so deposited shall be kept in police custody till one week after the declaration of result, the DEO informed.
Mon: DC & DEO Mon, K Thavaseelani, IAS has informed all arms license holders of Mon District to deposit their arms along with arms license in their respective/nearest police station latest by March 30, failing which necessary disciplinary action shall be initiated against the defaulters and renewal will be banned/suspended till the completion of the election process.
The DEO also informed that under Section 144 CrPC, carrying of licensed arms have been banned till completion of election process except by those persons who are entitled.
Dimapur: To ensure measures for peaceful, free and fair poll during the stated Election, Commissioner of Police, Dimapur has directed all Arms Licence holders to deposit their Licensed Arms to the nearest police station without fail on or before March 25. Failure to comply with this order shall invite prosecution of the licence holder under the Arms Act,1959 and may lead to cancellation of the Arms Licence, he stated.
Meet on election at Pughoboto
A meeting between the District Elector Officer Pughoboto and all political parties under Pughoboto Sub-Division will be held on March 12 at 1 pm.
President of all the political parties under Pughoboto Sub-Division along with party functionaries have been directed to attend the meeting without fail.
EVM/VVPAT awareness at Wokha
Deputy Commissioner & District Election Officer Wokha, Dr. Manazir Jeelani Samoon, IAS has informed that the second phase of EVM/VVPAT awareness campaign will start from March 12 by the respective Sector Magistrates and two mobile vans with an objective to attain 100% awareness of EVM/VVPAT to all electors.
In this regard, all electors have been requested to coordinate with the sector Magistrate to make the campaign successful.
Zunheboto: In view of the forth coming parliamentary election in Nagaland, the Deputy Commissioner’s Office Zunheboto and Election Office Zunheboto conducted awareness programme from March 6 to 8.
Mobile vans with EVM/VVPAT went around Zunheboto district. The van went to different schools, colleges and various areas of Zunheboto District. The mobile vans carried a set of EVM/VVPATS and was fitted with public address system.
The team included trained officials, duty election branch, DPRO staff and security personnel for displaying the functions of EVM/VVPATS to the public. The mobile van carried various types of SVEEP materials on EVM/VVPATS as well and information on ethical voting.
(Page News Service)