Karnataka Assembly Elections 2023: Karnataka Chief Electoral Officer Manoj Kumar Meena said on Saturday (April 29) that more than 50 percent of the cases related to violation of the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) in the state have been punished. He said that Karnataka is one of the states where maximum punishment has been done. Last time around 2,000 cases were registered. In this, everyone was chargesheeted and everyone was also prosecuted.
The CEO said in an interview to PTI that action has been taken against the guilty in all the cases. Don’t know about other states but all of them have been prosecuted in Karnataka. He said that it rarely happens when there is punishment in election cases. At the same time, an Election Commission official said that all these allegations were registered between the elections of 2013 and 2019.
CEO also spoke on the huge amount of seizure
Meena said that all the cases are recorded carefully, for which people are properly trained and her office looks into the cases very closely. He said, “We train our people. Static squad teams and flying squad teams have got magisterial power, they have the power to search and seize.
He told that the team is sent to the field only after giving all kinds of training in terms of how to search and seize people, how to register cases, etc. Meena was asked by PTI that during the election process this time a huge amount of cash, precious metals and gifts have been seized in the state like never before, to which Meena said that this exercise was done before the announcement of election dates. It starts about four months before.
100 percent checking increased at the borders
The CEO said that the officers on election duty start vigilance activities almost immediately after the commission visits the state. He said, “We are alert, the next 14 days will be very important for us. We are doing 100 percent checking on our borders, but we are also keeping an eye on internal activities. We are also collecting intelligence at the local level. ‘
He also said that the Election Commission is seeking their support by connecting with the public through its mobile application ‘cVIGIL’, through which anyone can take a picture or share information about any complaint related to the election. Can do.
talk about foul language
As per the data shared by Meena’s office, a total of Rs 292.06 crore has been seized so far, which includes Rs 102.9 crore in cash, Rs 68.69 crore of liquor and 149.31 kg of gold, worth around Rs 76 crore. This data is till now since the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) came into force on 29 March. On the issue of hate speech, Meena said that the commission is closely watching any such developments and has registered five such cases.
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