New Delhi: The Election Commission of India has directed the Chief Electoral Officer, Punjab, to submit a factual report with regard to allegations received by it against state DGP PS Gill.

The Commission had received certain allegations against the DGP during its review meeting with various political parties, district election officers and senior state government officials on August 9, 2011 regarding preparations for the next year's Punjab Assembly polls, an EC statement said.

Some political parties had complained about certain state government officials for their biased approach, in particular about deployment of about 350 police 'security guards' to certain individuals in Moga district with ulterior motives.

It was also alleged that the DGP had made several visits in the recent past to Moga as he nurtured political ambition.

The Commission also directed the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) to watch the activities of DS Guru, who is currently the Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, so that he is not able to influence any election-related official or process.

Guru's name was specifically mentioned in the complaint submitted by representatives of various political parties during the CEC meeting.

Besides, the CEO has also been informed other decisions taken during the review meeting for compliance relating to electoral rolls, training of BLOs, enrolment of new voters, implementation of transfer policy, execution of non-bailable warrants, identification of vulnerable booths among others.

The CEO has been asked to ensure compliance of the Commission orders and intimate action taken in these matters by August 25, 201.

(Agencies)