HC asks Govt to disclose mechanism
Providing Facilities To Chief Election Agents
D A RASHID
Srinagar, Nov 4: The High Court has directed the government to disclose the method for providing vehicles, security and accommodation to persons who are chosen by it as chief election agents in the elections.
“I deem it appropriate to direct the respondents to disclose the mode method and mechanism for providing security cover to the persons who act as agents in elections,” reads the court order passed by Justice Mansoor Ahmad Mir.
Issuing notice to the government, the court has asked it to disclose the norms for providing vehicles and security to the persons act as chief election agents.
“The requisite information in this regard shall be filed by or before November 9, 2011,” the court said.
The court passed the directions after hearing a petition wherein it was contended that the petitioner had acted as chief election agent in 1996 assembly elections and was facing eviction from the hotel accommodation which was provided to him the government.
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