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Squads formed to check bribing of voters

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In campaign mode: With Assembly elections round the corner, flex boards featuring political party leaders have started dotting the city's skyline. A scene from Kaloor in the city. — Photo: H. Vibhu
In campaign mode: With Assembly elections round the corner, flex boards featuring political party leaders have started dotting the city's skyline. A scene from Kaloor in the city. — Photo: H. Vibhu

Flying squads have been formed in six police sub-divisions in the district to check bribing of voters in connection with elections. District Collector P.I. Sheikh Pareed said that influencing voters through the illegal distribution of money or alcohol or in any other manner would be treated as bribery and acted upon accordingly.

Those holding or travelling with large amounts of cash should be able to provide relevant legal documents till the day of election. The Collector said that proof of the specific needs of the money being carried and its source should be presented to avoid seizure of money by the flying squads.

A meeting of Returning Officers, Assistant Returning Officers, and police officers in connection with the elections will be held at the district collectorate on Friday at 3 p.m.

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