Mohali: Deputy Election Commissioner of Election Commission of India Dr Sandeep Saxena on Friday visited Punjab and reviewed the arrangements made for the elections. He conducted meeting with civil and police administration officials of three districts Mohali, Roopnagar and Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar.
Addressing the senior officers, Dr Saxena asked them to work fearlessly and with full commitment and ensure implementation of the ECI guidelines in letter and spirit. Calling upon the administrative and police officers, he said that they would be handling most important and crucial task of maintaining law and order situation in the state during elections.
He said that activities of the anti-national elements and persons with suspicious credentials would be under constant watch of the ECI. They would not be allowed to disturb the law and order in the state. He directed the police officers to arrest the proclaimed offenders as precautionary measure and the process of surrendering arms and ammunition should also be 100 per cent completed at the earliest.
The ECI has asked the state police administration to intensify police checking and ensure police nakas at sensitive points so that the voters could not be carried away by liquor, drugs or even money.
Addressing the meeting, Chief Electoral Officer Punjab V K Singh explained in detail the arrangements being made in the state to ensure free and fair elections.He also reviewed the arrangements made for the EVM machines and ballot papers.