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Complete ban on carrying weapons, firearms during election: Kangra DC

Press Trust of India  |  Dharamsala 

The of on Wednesday ordered complete ban on carrying weapons and firearms in the district till the completion of the polls and directed people to deposit their arms with the administration for the period.

According to the order, arms holders have been asked to deposit their weapons and ammunition in the nearest police station.

"Those who disregard the order will be treated as per law. However, this order will not apply to officials of army, paramilitary forces, home guards and police personnel.

"Apart from this, members of the participating in various sporting events will also be exempted," said.

District-level nodal officers have been appointed for monitoring production, storage and distribution of liquor and for monitoring raids in cases of illegal liquor, he said.

Government employees are prohibited from participating in any election campaign. If they are found disobeying the orders, strict disciplinary and legal proceeding would be brought initiated against him/her under the relevant election laws, the said.

Polling for four seats in will be held in the seventh and final phase on May 19.

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First Published: Wed, March 13 2019. 19:56 IST