Bengaluru: Citizens will have to carry suitable documents if they are in possession of more than Rs 50,000 cash or gifts worth over Rs 10,000 while travelling as they may have to present them for checking, said Chief Electoral Officer Sanjiv Kumar.
Talking to reporters here on Thursday, he said as many as 702 nakas, 1512 flying squads and 1837 static surveillance teams have been constituted as per the directions of the Election Commission of India to check poll irregularities.
The public must co-operate during frisking, checking of luggage and vehicles at check posts and in case of harassment, a committee headed by the chief executive officer of each zilla panchayat will look into the grievances.
The Chief Electoral Officer also said that the Election Commission's permission was not required for holding non-political events like marriage and birthday functions. But the officials concerned would keep an eye on public functions and strict action would be taken if any politician distributes gifts or arranges food to woo voters, he said....