KOKRAJHAR, March 27 � In accordance with the instructions of the Election Commission of India and in the interest of holding free and fair Parliamentary elections in Kokrajhar district, Deputy Commissioner Nitin Khade has asked the holders of licensed arms to deposit their guns and other firearms at their respective police stations till the elections are over. Those who violate the order will face action according to the law.
The District Magistrate of Kokrajhar has opened a single-window cell at the office of the Returning Officer of Kokrajhar (ST) HPC for political parties and their candidates to obtain permission to hold public meetings, rallies and processions, use loudspeakers and vehicles for campaigning and utilise non-commercial, remote-controlled airports and helipads in connection with the forthcoming elections.
The Kokrajhar District Magistrate said that the recognised national or regional political parties and other Independent candidates would have to apply for permission to hold public meetings, rallies, processions, etc., at least 48 hours before the event along with the details of the expenditure plan on the prescribed format.
On the other hand, the DEO and DC of Chirang district held a meeting with the officials of the Excise Department and liquor shop owners at his conference hall in Kajalgaon, Chirang, recently. Presiding over the meeting, Chirang DEO Virendra Mittal called for strict measures during the sale of liquor to customers. He said that only one case of IMFL or beer can be sold to a person on a given day. He also gave an instruction to the effect that CCTVs should always remain on an operational mode in the liquor shops. He also ordered all the shopowners to strictly follow the schedule for opening and closure and inform either the police or the Excise Department about any illegal movement or sale of IMFL in Chirang district.
The meeting was also attended by Chirang SP Ranjan Bhuyan, ADC Sailen Das and M Narzary, in-charge, SE, Chirang.