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Pick up and drop facility to centenarian voters in Delhi

Voters aged above 100 years will get a special pick up and drop facility to exercise their votes. They will also be felicitated on May 12 when Delhi goes to polls, Delhi’s Chief Electoral Officer Ranbir Singh said on Monday.

So far, ninety such voters have been identified by the Delhi’s Chief Electoral Office across the ten districts of the national capital.

“Arrangements will be made to take them to the polling booths and drop them back home after casting their votes. Besides, they will be welcomed at the polling booths with bouquets. The aim is to make them feel special and cared for,” Mr. Singh said.

South-west Delhi has the highest number of such voters, with 16 registrations, followed by west Delhi 15 registrations and north Delhi 10 registrations. Central Delhi has nine such voters while northeast, northwest and southeast has eight such registrations. Shahdara and south districts have seven such registered voters while east Delhi has only two such voters.

FIRs registered

Till date, there have been three FIRs for violation of Model Code of Conduct with one each against the BJP, the Congress and a non-political individual. As far as Defacement of property is concerned, so far there has been 12 FIRs against the AAP, 11 against the BJP, 2 against the Congress and 1 against the BSP. Besides, there has been 35 DD entries for defacement and poll code violations.

“Till date, 32,11,972 hoardings/banners/posters have been removed from all over Delhi, of which, 30,533 were removed from New Delhi Municipal Council, 43,075 from East Delhi Municipal Corporation, 2,411 from Delhi Cantonment Board, 1,38,598 from South Delhi Municipal Corporation and 1,07, 355 from North Delhi Municipal Corporation, respectively,” Mr. Singh said.

Under the Delhi Prevention of Defacement of Property Act, 136 FIRs were registered, including 26 against political parties. Police have registered 362 FIRs under the Arms Act in which 416 people were arrested and 1339.859 kg narcotics have been seized.

“Till date, cash worth ₹2.82 crore has been seized by the static surveillance and flying squad teams while ₹3.78 crore has been seized by the Income Tax department. Apart from this, 479 unlicensed weapons and 2,689 cartridges and explosives have also been seized by the authorities. As many as 7,99,45 persons have been booked under various sections of CRPC/Delhi Police Act, as preventive action measures. Till date, 93,000 bulk litres of illegal liquor having a market of value ₹2.65 crore have been seized,” he said.

A total number of 1,009 FIRs have been registered in Excise Act and 1,008 persons have been arrested under it. As on April 22, 34 cases are recorded against the violations in other cases, including misuse of vehicles, use of loudspeakers, illegal meetings and gratification of electors.

Source: thehindu.com

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