Ahead of simultaneous elections in the State, over 5,000 non-bailable warrants have been executed.

Apart from execution of non-bailable warrants, over 15,000 persons having criminal antecedents have been asked to furnish personal bonds under the Sections 107-110 of the Criminal Procedure Code.

Moreover, 6,000 fire-arms have been deposited as part of special driver to deposit firearms.

Meanwhile, Election Commission of India is flooded with complaints with regards to violation of model code of conduct.

The notable among the lot is the reported move to give extension to first director of IIT-Bhubaneswar Madhusudan Chakraborty.

According to sources in Chief Electoral Office here, a complaint has been received with regards to reported extension contemplated for Prof. Chakraborty whose tenure is ending on May 18.

Complaints reaching the CEO mostly pertain to transfer and postings. Number of complaints on model code of conduct has gone beyond 100. Sources added that more than 600 allegations had been lodged with district nodal centres. It is expected that the list of violation would swell as the campaign gets intensified.

Hoardings of Biju Janata Dal in Bhubaneswar also courted controversy.

The matter has been referred to the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation to verify if the billboards were put up at the party’s cost or at the expenses of the State Government.