Appeal against taking bribes during polls
SHILLONG, April 28: The Deputy Commissioner (Election), South West Garo Hills, Ampati, has informed the public of the district that any offer of cash, liquor, gift items or free food to the electors during election process is bribe and both persons, offering and accepting such bribes, are liable for punishment with imprisonment up to one year and fine.
He informed that Flying Squads have been formed to keep watch over such activities during the election process and Static Surveillance Teams have been set up in the police stations and police outposts within the district to assist the Flying Squads in enforcing the Model Code of Conduct.
He has also appealed all the members of the public to inform any such incident or any case of violation of the Model Code to the Complaint Monitoring Cell & Control Centre set up in the district through contact no. 03651-261206. This was stated in a press release.