A group of residents here have complained to the election commission about posters being pasted and graffiti being written on public and private walls in the city. On Thursday, they urged chief election officer Radha Raturi to ensure that this nuisance was stopped.
While complimenting her on ordering strict action against motor vehicles with darkened windowsglasses, the delegation, consisting of Rajeev Sachar, Dr Kuldeep Dutta, Seema Goyal, Sandeep Aggarwal and Capt Prabhat Goyal also urged her to enforce strict compliance with orders issued by the transport commissioner against the misuse of red, blue lights and hooters.
In a brief letter, the delegation reminded her that as per the directions of the chief election commissioner of India, issued as early as January, 5, 1994, defacement of public and private property was strictly banned and that she should take urgent steps to get the defaced walls and buildings whitewashed by the offenders and get them restored to their original condition.
The directions stated that all this must be done by the guilty parties at their own cost, failing which they should be prosecuted and proceeded against under Prevention of Defacement of Property Act, said the letter.
The delegation also requested Raturi to issue instructions that any violation of provisions of Defacement of Property Act was stopped and strict action taken against the offenders.