Police Record DDE Against Tanwar for Wife's Remarks

Published: 27th March 2014 06:19 PM  |   Last Updated: 27th March 2014 06:19 PM   |  A+A-


Haryana Police have made a Daily Diary Entry (DDE) against state Congress president and party nominee from Sirsa Lok Sabha seat Ashok Tanwar for comments reportedly made by his wife against the Deputy Commissioner during election campaign.

The DDE was done at Rori police station after reports from the Assistant Returning Officer of Kalanwali and the Media Certification and Monitoring Committee on Tanwar's wife Avantika's reported remarks made at a meeting at Surtia village in Kalanwali Assembly segment of Sirsa on March 24.

The police have concluded that a case is made out under IPC section 171-B for allegedly "exercising undue influence on voters", and have sought opinion of the Assistant District Attorney and the district Superintendent of Police before proceeding further in the matter.

They are also examining a CD received with the complaint.

Avantika reportedly said, "The previous Deputy Commissioner was bad. He did not listen to us. There used to be fights daily. Had also stopped telephoning him (Tanwar). I made a complaint to Deepender (MP son of Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda) saying that our works were not being done. After that the DC was changed." 

"Naya wala DC darta hai, ab aapke kaam honge (The new DC is afraid, now your works will be done)," she added.

The DC, who is also the Returning Office of Sirsa segment, had issued a show cause notice to Tanwar yesterday and "asked to explain your position within 24 hours of the receipt of this notice as to why further necessary action under the appropriate provisions of the Act should not be initiated against you for this act".

"You are aware that Model Code of Conduct for the General Elections is in force and uttering such words especially against the Returning Officer/ Deputy Commissioner during election campaign is clear violation of the code," the notice reads.

Tanwar is seeking re-election from Sirsa.

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