182 MCC Violation Complaints Received: CEO

JAMMU — The J&K election department has received 182 complaints including 82 through the C-VIGIL app on violation of the model code of conduct in the state, according to an official statement issued here on Tuesday.

The Election Commission had launched the application last month and through it a person can send to the poll panel geo-tagged videos and photos of illegal money being distributed or a hate speech being made during polls, among other violations of the code.

“The office of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), J&K and District Election Officers (DEO) have received as many as 182 complaints, including 88 through C-VIGIL on-line App from different quarters after the imposition of Model Code of Conduct (MCC) ahead of General elections 2019,” reads the official statement.

According to the office of the CEO, out of the total 182 complaints received till date, 123 stand disposed of and 59 are under examination. Similarly, out of the 88 complaints received through ECI’s On-line Citizen Portal C-VIGIL, 61 were dropped, 22 disposed of and 5 are under examination.

For violation of MCC, the authorities have also lodged six FIRs against the violators, suspended 24 employees, recovered 36 illegal weapons; seized cash amounting to Rs. 19.68 lakh and 1887 litres of liquor.

The C-VIGIL On-line Citizen Portal of Commission deals with the on-line complaints related to the MCC and Expenditure violations like distribution of liquor, drugs, money, intimidation, communal hate speech, paid news, free transportation, fake news, property defacement etc by any party, individual.

The people can make use of this medium to lodge complaints related to the MCC violations on which the election authorities take quick cognizance.

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