Puducherry

DEO orders removal of defacements within two days

District Election Officer and Collector T. Arun, speaks at a review meeting on election preparedness with RP-IV, SSP, SP Elections and other nodal officers at Collectorate in Puducherry on Wednesday. Also in the picture are (from right) Senior Superintendent of Police, Akankshya Yadav, Senior Superintendent of Police Rahul Alwal and T. Sudhakar, Deputy Collector (Revenue). S.S. Kumar

District Election Officer and Collector T. Arun, speaks at a review meeting on election preparedness with RP-IV, SSP, SP Elections and other nodal officers at Collectorate in Puducherry on Wednesday. Also in the picture are (from right) Senior Superintendent of Police, Akankshya Yadav, Senior Superintendent of Police Rahul Alwal and T. Sudhakar, Deputy Collector (Revenue). S.S. Kumar   | Photo Credit: S_S_KUMAR

‘Drive to be intensified in the coming days’

District Election Officer T. Arun has directed commissioners of municipalities and commune panchayats to remove all defacements in Puducherry region within two days.

Mr. Arun, who held a meeting to review preparedness for Kamaraj Nagar byelection on Wednesday, said the defacement drive would be intensified in the coming days.

The meeting discussed ways to stop disbursement of freebies and money to voters.

The Deputy Collector (Excise), flying squads and other surveillance teams were directed to keep a close vigil on bulk purchases made at liquor shops.

Teams have been asked to send daily reports to SP (Elections), he said in a communication.

Surveillance will be strengthened in seven vulnerable booths in Kamaraj Nagar constituency, he said. Senior Superintendent of Police (Law and Order) Rahool Alwal and Returning Officer L. Mohammad Mansoor were among those who attended the meeting.

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