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313 FIRs against political parties for violating model code

Press Trust of India New Delhi | Updated on October 22, 2013 Published on October 22, 2013

DELHI POLLS 2013

In the run-up to the Delhi polls, a maximum of 90 FIRs have been registered against the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) out of the total 313 registered against political parties for violation under the Model Code of Conduct till Tuesday.

After AAP, 68 FIRs were registered against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), 59 against Congress and 23 against Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) while the remaining cases were registered against other political outfits.

The Election Commission has also registered FIRs against printing presses for not publishing the names and addresses of organisations under the Representation of People Act and other related acts.

A total of 131 persons are bound down under section 107/116 of CrPC and Delhi Police Act while 222 non-bailable warrants have been executed, of which six were executed on Monday, a senior official said.

“The execution of non-bailable warrants is very important step because by that those elements which affect law and order are caught,” said Delhi’s Chief Electoral Officer Vijay Dev.

The EC has also seized liquor in large quantity.

So far, 87 litre of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL), including 776 full bottles have been seized. Likewise, 1,226.7 litre of country liquor has been seized.

The EC has so far received 2,908 complaints of violation of MCC. Taking action against defacement of property, the EC has so far removed 5,418 hoardings from public property till date, out of which 69 were removed on Monday, while a total of 228 FIR’s were lodged for defacement.

A total of 2,739 hoardings were removed from private properties. Seventy two FIR’s have been lodged for defacement of private property.

Out of a total of 2,162 complaints received in the Delhi poll panel headquarters, district control rooms and online, 2,075 complaints have been disposed and remaining 87 complaints are in process for disposal. Of these complaints, 1,173 were received online.

Published on October 22, 2013
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