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EC examines report on alleged Kolkata airport incident

IANS  |  Kolkata 

The Election Commission is examining a report sent by the North 24 Parganas district election officer in the controversy surrounding Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee's wife Rujira Naroola allegedly trying to stonewall Customs officials from checking her baggage at the Kolkata airport recently, an official said on Tuesday.

"We are examining the report", Additional Chief Electoral Officer Sanjay Basu told reporters.

Banerjee had already described all the allegations that his wife was caught at the Kolkata airport carrying gold in her check-in baggage as "baseless".

Basu mentioned that they have received a report from Antara Acharya, DEO of North 24 Parganas, and everything is "under examination".

On Tuesday, BJP members submitted the lyrics of the party's campaign song for which MP Babul Supriyo was given a show- cause notice.

Asked if the CEO office will approve of the content, Basu said: "We have an elaborate mechanism and the steps will be taken accordingly".

Referring to cash recovery made so far, Basu said about Rs 6.80 cash has so far been seized.

Around 5,093 litres of country spirit, 21,683 litres of illicit liquor and other items have also been recovered.

Sharing the details of 'c-Vigil App' Basu said, "As many as 1,562 complaints have been registered so far, out of which 988 have been found correct and action was taken".

Also, the EC has received 711 complaints via ECI's National Grievance Services (NGS) portal and 335 of them have been resolved.

The citizens portal of NGS recorded 1,008 complaints and 503 of them have been addressed, he said.



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First Published: Tue, March 26 2019. 21:52 IST