Steps to ensure fair elections

Published: 05th December 2012 10:34 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th December 2012 10:34 AM   |  A+A-

With the model code of conduct coming into force on Monday following the announcement of elections to the local bodies, a number of precautionary measures were being taken to ensure free and fair polls.

District magistrate and Collector Dr S B Deepak Kumar on Tuesday said with a view to eliminating misuse of arms during the ensuing elections, no fresh licence for arms, revolvers, rifles would be given till the completion of election process.

Further, in order to ensure that the licensed weapons already available with the licence holder are not misused, the licence holders are instructed to deposit their licensed weapons immediately at the nearest police stations and obtain receipts.

The deposited weapons can be taken back after the polls are over, he added.

The District Collector also said possession and carrying of arms of any kind, fire-arms, spears, swords, sticks, brickbats, lathi, stones and other weapons by the general public has been prohibited under section 144 of the Cr PC with effect from Tuesday.


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp