Punjab Chief Electoral Officer on Monday transferred an XEN of POWERCOM and an Inspector of State Police with immediate effect for violation of Model Code of Conduct.
Additional CEO Supreet Singh Gulati said that Secretary, Punjab Power Corporation Limited has been asked to transfer Daljeet Singh, XEN, Powercom, Faridkot to some far flung place as he was a close relative of Prof Sadhu Singh, Candidate of Aam Adami Party from Faridkot Parliamentary constituency. Similarly, the Punjab DGP has been asked to transfer Bachan Singh, Inspector, Punjab Police, a relative of Sher Singh Ghubaya, SAD-BJP candidate from Ferozepur Parliamentary constituency to Amritsar and ensure that he should stay there till the completion of poll process. He clarified that this decision was taken to ensure free and fair elections.
Gulati informed that total cash of Rs 1, 10, 62,310/- has been recovered in last 24 hours and was referred to Income Tax department for further action. He said that this amount includes Rs 75, 00,870/- recovered from Amritsar City, Rs 23, 67,360/- from Jalandhar City and Rs 9, 75,000/- from Bathinda. He further said that 3152 litres of illicit liquor, 13292 bottles of country made liquor and 1555 Kgs of lahan have also been recovered during last 24 hours.
He said that the Deputy Commissioner, Muktsar has been asked to send a detailed report regarding carpeting of roads and installation of electricity poles in Lambi constituency in alleged violation of Model Code of Conduct as reported in a newspaper. Besides this, the Deputy Commissioner, Hoshiarpur has been asked to send a report regarding a complaint received against alleged violation of MCC in which it was alleged that Municpal Council’s vehicles were being used for Narendra Modi’s proposed election rally preparations.