The Election Commission on Friday issued instructions to keep controversial Trinamool Congress leader Anubrata Mondal under 24x7 surveillance of the Central police force.
Officials said the Commission has directed West Bengal’s Chief Electoral Officer Sunil Gupta to keep movement and election related activities of Mondal under constant watch during the entire election period. He shall invariably be videographed with date and time stamping, the instructions said. The team constituted for this purpose should comprise of Central police force personnel under a local magistrate.
Mondal is the TMC Birbhum district president, which goes to polls in the second phase this Sunday.Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi had on Thursday said they were initiating urgent legal action against Mondal. Mondal was censured by the EC on April 12 for making certain utterances against a woman BJP candidate and was asked to be careful in future. Even after that the Commission has been receiving regular complaints against him.