144-M. PENALTY FOR DISORDERLY CONDUCT IN OR NEAR POLLING STATIONS
(1) No person shall, on the date or dates on which a poll is taken at any penalty for polling Station :—
(a) use or operate within or a£ the entrance of the polling station, or in any or new public or private place in the neighbourhood thereof, any apparatus for amplifying or reproducing the human voice, such as a megaphone or a loud-speaker stations. or
(b) shout, or otherwise act in a disorderly manner, within or at entrance of the polling station or in any public or private place in the neighbourhood thereof, so as to cause annoyance to any person visiting the polling station for the poll, or so as to interfere with the work of the officers and other persons on duty at the polling station.
(2) Any person who contravenes, or willfully aids or abets the contravention of, the provisions of sub- section (1) shall, on conviction, be punished with imprisonment which may extend to three months, or with fine, or with both.
(3) If the Presiding Officer of a polling station has reason, to believe that any person is committing or has committed an offence punishable under this section, he may direct any police officer to arrest such person, and thereupon the polios officer shall arrest him.
(4) Any police officer may take such steps, and use such force, as may be reasonably necessary for preventing any contravention of the provisions of sub-section (1), may seize any apparatus used for such contravention-