Dharamshala, March 13, 2019: District Magistrate Kangra Sandeep Kumar said here today that in view of Lok Sabha Elections-2013, there will be a complete ban on anyone carrying deadly weapons and firearms and carrying them along. The District Magistrate has issued notification in this context while using the powers conferred under section 144 Cr PC.
He has issued orders to deposit licensee arms in the district to conduct the elections in an independent, fair and fear-free manner. Arm holders have been asked to deposit their weapons and other ammunition in the nearest police station or arms vendor.
Sandeep Kumar said, “ those who disregard the orders will be treated as per law. However, this order will not apply to the officials of army, paramilitary forces , home guards and police personnel. Apart from this, members of the National Rifle Association's participating in various sporting events will also be exempted from these orders.”
District Election Officer and Deputy Commissioner Sandeep Kumar further informed PTI that during the Lok Sabha election-2009, District level Nodal Officer have been appointed for monitoring the production, storage and distribution of liquor and for monitoring the raids in cases of illegal liquor. He said that State Tax and Excise Deputy Commissioner Vinod Dogra has been appointed as the nodal officer of revenue district Kangra and his mobile number is 94186-05577.
District Election Officer and Deputy Commissioner Sandeep Kumar said that during the Lok Sabha elections, all the government officials / employees were asked to complete the election process smoothly and successfully.
He said that government employees are prohibited from participating in any election campaign, but they have to work in election process or counting of votes . He told that if any government employee found disobeying the orders , a strict disciplinary and legal proceeding would be brought against him/her under the relevant election laws.
HP will go to Lok Sabha poll on May 19.