Election commission’s review meeting: CEC pulls up Gwalior collector for imposing NSA

Bhopal: In the review meeting taken by Election commission (EC) on Wednesday, Gwalior and Chambal division remained on top priority. Most of the reports related to law and order issues emanate from these divisions, observed top officials of poll body.

Collector Gwalior Ashok Verma was pulled up for imposing abnormally high number of NSAs (National Security Act) in his district after the bandh andolan called by the Sapaks and Ajaks. According to reports, NSA was imposed on more than 150 people. CEC expressed his displeasure over the way the matter was handled.

CEC also asked clarification from Shivpuri collector, Shilpa Gupta as to why she transferred PSOs (personal security officer) of candidates and leaders at the last moment during elections. Addressing officials from the Gwalior and Chambal division, the full bench of ECI said that the division is very sensitive in law and order issues therefore the administration and police should take extra precaution and vigil.

Sehore Collector Tarun Pithode too was told to sit down after he missed some points in his presentation and tried to add them later. Collector Balaghat, DV Singh was also told to be more vigilant as his presentation missed several points specially as the district was considered naxal sensitive.

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