Lok Sabha Elections 2024-Holiday Declared in Punjab on June 1

Holiday Also Declared Under the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881

Order Issued to Keep Liquor Shops Closed from 5 PM on May 30 to 7 PM on June 1: Sibin C

Liquor Shops to Remain Closed on June 4 also, the Day of Counting of Votes

Chandigarh, May 28:The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Punjab, Sibin C, announced that a special holiday has been declared in Punjab on June 1, 2024 (Saturday), to allow voters to cast their votes for the Lok Sabha elections 2024. Additionally, dry days have been declared from 5 PM on May 30, 2024, to 7 PM on June 1, 2024, and on June 4, 2024, the day of election results.

Sibin C further detailed that all government offices, boards, corporations, and educational institutions in Punjab will observe a gazetted holiday on June 1, 2024. This holiday has also been declared under the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881. Employees working in industrial establishments, businesses, trades, or any other establishments in Punjab will also have a paid holiday on June 1, 2024, as per Section 135B(1) of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, to cast their votes. A notification in this regard has already been issued by the Punjab government.

The CEO also informed that in view of the election on June 1, there will be dry days from 5 PM on May 30, 2024, to 7 PM on June 1, 2024. Additionally, all liquor shops will remain closed on June 4, 2024, the day of vote counting.

Sibin C stated that polling will be held from 7 AM to 6 PM on June 1. He appealed to voters to come forward and participate in this biggest festival of democracy by exercising their right to vote, so that the Election Commission’s goal of 'Is Vaar 70 Paar' can be achieved.



Chandigarh May 28, 2024 - The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) during its ongoing drive against corruption in the state, on Tuesday, arrested an Ex-Panchayat member Karnail Singh, a resident of village Deogarh, Patiala district while accepting a bribe of Rs 1,40,000 on behalf of police personnel.

Disclosing this here today an official spokesperson of the state VB said the above mentioned accused has been arrested on a complaint lodged by Shera Singh, a resident of same village. He further added that the complainant has approached the VB and informed that a FIR under NDPS Act had been registered against him at police station Ghagga, Patiala district. He alleged that Incharge of CIA Samana Sub Inspector (SI) Manprit Singh and Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) Pargat Singh, posted at CIA Samana, Patiala district were demanding a bribe of Rs 2 lakh to help him in this police case and they have conveyed to him to handover this bribe money to their close person Karnail Singh.

The spokesperson further added that after preliminary enquiry of this complaint, the VB team laid a trap and nabbed the said accused Karnail Singh while he was accepting a bribe of Rs 1,40,000 from the complainant on behalf of SI Manprit and ASI Pargat Singh in the presence of two official witnesses. In this regard a case under prevention of corruption act has been registered at VB police station Patiala range against the accused Karnail Singh. He informed that role of above said SI Manprit Singh and ASI Pargat Singh would be probed during the further investigation and would be nominated accordingly in this case.