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Saturday , May 5 , 2012
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Panel scanner on tainted contestants

Sixty-one candidates in the fray for the ensuing municipal corporation elections have come under the scanner of the state election commission because of their criminal antecedents. They would now face speedy trial of pending cases against them.

Senior superintendent of police (SSP) Muzaffarpur Rajesh Kumar, at the behest of the state election commission, has expedited efforts for speedy trial of the cases against the candidates in the fray for the Muzaffarpur Municipal Corporation election.

The SSP said: “The district police have drawn up chargesheets against them and would file them in the district court concerned for speedy trial of the cases in a day or two.”

The SSP said he has requested judicial officers, including the district and sessions judge, Arvind Kumar, for starting speedy trials. The state election commission had asked district magistrate Santosh Kumar Mall and SSP Rajesh Kumar to hold meeting with judicial officers for speedy trial of the pending cases against the candidates in the fray.

The commission intends to bar candidates with criminal background from contesting the municipal polls.

SSP Rajesh Kumar said plainclothes police personnel have been collecting information about the unlawful activities of such candidates.

The SSP has sought details of such persons and their criminal connections from the eight police stations of the town. Such persons would be asked to fill up a format under sections 109 and 110 of the Indian Panel Code (IPC). Such persons would be asked to report at the police stations concerned twice a day.

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