Friday, March 29, 2019

Buying or Selling vote is crime; Call toll free 1950 (active 24x7), if noticed


Port Blair, Mar 27: As per section 171 B of Indian Penal Code, any person giving or accepting any gratification in cash or kind during election process, with a view to inducing the person to exercise his electoral right is punishable with imprisonment up to one year or with fine or with both. Further, as per section 171 C of Indian Penal Code, any person who threatens any candidate or elector, or any other person, with injury of any kind, is punishable with imprisonment up to one year or with fine or both. Flying Squads have been formed to register cases against both the giver and the taker of bribe and for taking action against those who are engaged in threat and intimidation of electors. All the Citizens are hereby requested to refrain from taking any bribe and in case, anybody offers any bribe or is having knowledge about the bribe or cases of threat/ intimidation of electors, then he should inform on the toll free number 1950, of the 24x7 Complaint Monitoring Cell of the district, set up for receiving the complaints.


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