TN-Kerala Border State Collectors, SPs Joint Meet In Palakkad

Intensive checking of vehicles and movement of persons on the Tamil Nadu-Kerala border will be made across the eight check posts–Walayar, Mulli, Melpaviyur, Velanthavalam, Gopalapuram, Veerappa Goundanur, Meenakshipuram, Valukkuparai, Anaikatti in view of assembly elections in both states, District Collector K Rajamani said.
Speaking after a joint meeting of District Collectors and District SPs bordering Tamil Nadu-Kerala organised at Kinfra Mega Food Park premises in Palakkad, he said that the district administration in both the states were taking all initiatives to ensure free and fair poll in a peaceful manner and sought the political parties to cooperate with the election official in the smooth conduct of polls.
The officials in both the states will conduct a series of checks to prevent any cash, gifts or liquor being transported to and from the bordering states, he said adding that details of those purchasing in bulk and those crossing the state borders must be informed to the concerned returning officers and the district election officers.
Moreover, it was discussed about keeping vigil not only across the routine border routes but also alternate routes to prevent suspicious movement of vehicles defying the poll code.
And those carrying over Rs.50,000 without any valid documents or any precious items must be informed to the control room or returning offices in the concerned assembly constituencies. Action will be initiated against those distributing cash or gifts to electorates.
Similar meetings will be held to discuss the modalities of enforcing poll code in both the bordering states. Palakkad District Collector Mrunmayi Joshi, Palakkad SP Viswanath, Trichur District Collector Shanavas, District SP Ponnazhagi, Coimbatore DRO Ramadurai Murugan, Pollachi Sub Collector Dr Vaithinathan were among those officials who were part of the joint meeting.

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