The Maharashtra chief electoral office has received up to 400 complaints of violation of the model code of conduct through its app cVIGIL, an official said today.
The Election Commission, in July last year, launched the Android-based mobile application, using which a person can secretly send to it geo-tagged videos and photos of illegal-money being distributed or a hate speech being made during polls.
Maximum number of complaints were received from Pune
Explaining the process, the official said, "The local team gets an alert once the complaint is lodged and our people reach the spot and verify the details. If the complaint is valid, we record the details and initiate an inquiry."
He said the maximum number of 85 complaints were received from Pune, followed by Thane-61, Solapur-44, Mumbai suburban-40, Mumbai city-39, and Nagpur-26.