She had also been convicted in other cases of the NDPS Act. Her house at Shankar village had been attached on the orders from the competent authority. Her bank account amounting to Rs. 2 lakh in Unioun Bank branch at Shankar is also attached.
Section 8(3) of Representation of the People Act, 1951, states that if a person is convicted of any offence and sentenced to 2 years or more, he is disqualified to contest elections. Even if a person is on bail after conviction and his appeal is pending for disposal he is disqualified from contesting an election as per the guide lines issued by the Election Commission Of India.
Nakodar SDM HS Dhaliwal evaded a direct reply in this regard and said that the returning officer should be contacted for comments. Returning officer of zone number 8 Harpal Singh, an employee of the agriculture department, said that nobody raised any objections on the nomination papers of Ranno and that he too had found nothing objectionable in her candidature.
Later, Nakodar SDM added that her documents would be checked again and then action would be taken as per law.