As the assembly elections approach, strict vigilance is being maintained across Belagavi district.
In fact, 24 inter-state border check posts have been set up on the Goa and Maharashtra border to ensure that everything runs smoothly. Out of these, four check posts are on the Goa border, while 20 are on the Maharashtra border, and all are already operational.
During a video conference on election preparations held on Tuesday (March 21) under the chairmanship of the State Chief Electoral Officer, DC Nitesh Patil revealed that a total of Rs 1.49 crore, including cash and liquor, was seized at the check posts across the district.
In addition, Patil instructed the commissioner of the corporation to remove unauthorized banners, posters, and graffiti as per the directives of the Election Commission. He emphasized that strict instructions should be given not to put up posters and banners without authorization. If they are not removed even after the notice, the fee for clearing them should be collected from the responsible parties.
Furthermore, after the implementation of the model code of conduct, every permission regarding election campaigns should be given by the electoral officers of the respective constituencies through a single watch system. In this regard, Patil suggested that a single inspection system should be prepared in coordination with the concerned department.
The City Police Commissioner Dr. MB Boralingaiah, District Panchayat Chief Executive Officer Harshal Bhoyer, and District Superintendent of Police Dr. Sanjiv Patil were also present during the conference.