The Nagaland Police has appealed to the public to consciously refrain from any act that will vitiate the process of free and fair elections in the State and invite adverse notice or action from the arms of law.
Nagaland goes to poll on February 27.
In a release on Tuesday, Nagaland DGP Rupin Sharma informed that Nagaland Police has been actively involved in the conduct of peaceful, fair and free elections in the State under the guidance, supervision and direction of the Election Commission of India.
In this process, he said, police have commenced a drive for preventive action of any kind against any person who is involved in or are likely to be involved in vitiating the process of free and fair polls.
In addition, as a part of the Expenditure Monitoring Architecture that has been set up in all the districts, the Police Department has initiated several steps to curb the use of muscle power, money power and liquor during elections leading to seizure, arrest and registration of FIRs in the police stations, the State Police Chief stated.
He further informed the people that having a negative police record will negatively influence the process of obtaining police verification for character certificate, no objection certificate for the purpose of arms licenses, passport, job application, educational purposes.