DIMAPUR, March 10 � Deputy Commissioner and District Election Officer Dimapur H Hushili Sema has prohibited, under Section 144 CrPC, movement of public with licensed arms till the Lok Sabha election process is over. The DEO also ordered that all armed licenses be deposited at the nearest police station. The arms licenses of those found violating the order will be impounded, the DEO said in an order today.
In another order, the DEO said any offer of cash, liquor, gift items or free food to electors during the election process is bribe and therefore, both the persons offering and accepting such bribes are liable to punishment with imprisonment upto one year and fine.
The order said any member of public may inform such incidents of bribe to the Complaint Monitoring Control Room set up in the district. Flying squads and surveillance teams will keep a watch on such activities and check movements of items meant for inducement of electors during the election process.
Meanwhile, as per the direction of the Election Commission of India, the office of the Commissioner & Returning Officer, Nagaland, Parliamentary Election 2014, has imposed restrictions on the printing of pamphlets, posters etc.
According to an official release, no person shall print or publish, or cause to be printed or published, any election pamphlet or poster which does not bear on its face the names and addresses of the printer and the publisher thereof.