Banaskantha: In Banaskantha due to Assembly elections, the licensed weapons submitted to the police. Out of total 4193 licensed weapons, 3900 weapons are already been captured by the police force and 111 weapons yet to be done. All the licensed persons had been instructed to deposit all the licensed weapons, till election gets over, to avoid any unpleasant incident during the elections. According to the sources, total 4193 people are given license by total 26 police station of the district. Out of which 3900 licensed weapons are already been submitted and other 111 weapons are in the process of submission.
The police permission is also required for the use of vehicles in election duties. According to the Nation Election Commission, certain regulations had been put on the usage of vehicles by the candidates during the election. In entire Banaskantha district, for the usage of the vehicles in election propaganda, prior permission has to be taken from Election Officials. Also, the permitted vehicle can be used only in the respective Assembly Election constituency. For Election Day, total 3 vehicles will be permitted to the candidates and the relevant officer, one vehicle for the candidate, one vehicle for election agent and only one vehicle for the other volunteers of the party, only with prior permission. If this rule is violated then the offence will be punishable under section 188 of Indian Penal Code.
Religious places cannot be used for election propaganda. A Model Code of conduct has been enforced so, the regulations had been put by the election commission in the usage of religious places for the election propaganda. The chances of conflicts may arise if the religious places are used by the candidates or the parties for election propaganda. Hence, the usage of religious places for election propaganda is restricted. No temple, mosque, church, gurudwara or any other religious places can be used for delivery any kind of lectures regarding elections in between 25th October to 20th December. Otherwise, the offence is punishable under section 188 of Indian Penal Code and under clause 135 of Gujarat police Act.