August 28, 2011 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Chandigarh (August 28, 2011): Chief Commissioner of Gurdwara Elections, Justice H S Brar (retd), is reported to have that non-keshdharis attempting to vote in the SGPC elections will be arrested.
“Express News Service” report adds that Justice Brar, while speaking to the media, said: “We have received complaints that some non-keshdahri Sikhs have been included in the electoral rolls. Besides arresting non-keshdharis attempting to vote, we shall also initiate action against the officials concerned.’’ Around some 60 complaints have been received till date, he added.
He said that 19 elections observers have been deployed in Punjab — all senior Haryana cadre IAS officers of the rank of secretary. In Amritsar and Ludhiana districts, two observers per district have been posted, as these have more SGPC seats.
In Haryana, seven election observers have been posted — senior IAS officers in the rank of secretary, this time from Punjab. On one seat each in Chandigarh and Himachal Pradesh, one observer each has been posted. They are Punjab cadre officers.
“The cut-off date of getting late votes made will be September 2. By this date, applications can be given to concerned deputy commissioners. On the same day, they will have to decide whether the vote can be made or not. Now, by September 17, the commissioner of gurdwara elections will have to decide on the applications rejected by the DCs,” he is reported to have added.
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