Income Tax department sets up toll free helpline for Lok Sabha poll

Punjab News Express | March 15, 2019 12:11 PM

CHANDIGARH: Following the directions of the Election Commission of India (ECI) to prevent the undue influence of voters by means of money and materials during the ensuing Lok Sabha polls in the state, the Director General Income Tax (Investigation) has set up a dedicated control room centre to receive complaints in this regard.

Disclosing this here today spokesperson of Office of Chief Electoral officer, Punjab said that people of the state would be able to register any complaint on toll free number 18001804814 regarding anyone carrying huge sums of money in cash or any such thing valued Rs 10 lakh and above which could be used to influence voters during the coming General Election 2019. This helpline would be active 24X7 and would remain operational during the period of Model code of Conduct.  

Further Chief Electoral Officer Punjab had requested to the public not to carry huge money or valuable during travel without proper document especially above Rs 50,000.

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