KALAIGAON, March 20 - In order to hold the ensuing Lok Sabha polls peacefully in Bhergaon subdivision in Udalguri district, the local administration organised a meeting with the police officials and mediapersons on Tuesday.
The meeting was organised at the office of the sub-divisional officer (Civil) of Bhergaon at 11 am. A few vital social issues of the subdivision, namely, widespread sell and consumption of illicit liquor, gambling and drinking in public places, spreading of fake news in the social media etc., were discussed in the meeting.
Addressing the meet, Gokul Brahma, ADC-cum-SDO (Civil), Bhergaon, welcomed the police officials and mediapersons. He said that the civil administration of Bhergaon and police would always look forward to mediapersons for their role in curbing social menaces like superstitions, robbery, gambling, drinking, stealing etc.
According to him, it is nearly impossible to stop such social menaces completely by the government unless mediapersons play a positive and supportive role in this regard.
Regarding peaceful conduct of ensuing Lok Sabha polls in Bhergaon subdivision, he said that all necessary actions had already been taken for a free and fair polling. He also mentioned that the social media will be strictly monitored during the enforcement of Model Code of Conduct and action will be taken against anybody who violates the poll code.
Attending the meeting, Nirmal Ghosh, SDPO of Bhergaon, sought cooperation from media houses for smooth conduct of the polls in Bhergaon. He said that orders had been issued to all the police stations to keep a vigil on anti-social elements. Referring to the duties of citizens, he said that citizens also could seize illicit liquor or capture persons gambling or drinking in public places. But they must not take the law into their own hands and hand over the culprits to the police immediately.
Kushal Kalita, Assistant Commissioner of Bhergaon; Durga Kinkar Sarma, Officer-in-Charge of Tangla police station; senior journalists, namely, Jayanta Das, Dipen Deka, Imran Hussain, Arun Sarma, Ganesh Deka, etc., also took part in the discussion.