144-L. PROHIBITION OF CANVASSING IN OR NEAR POLLING STATION
(1) No person shall, on the date or dates on which a poll is taken at any polling station, commit any of the following acts within the polling station or in any of public or private place within a distance of one hundred meters of the polling station, namely :—
(a) canvassing for votes; or
(b) soliciting the vote of any elector; or
(c) persuading any elector not to vote for any particular candidate; or
(d) persuading any elector not to vote at the election; or
(e) exhibiting any notice or sign (other than an official notice) relating to the election.
(2) Any person who contravenes the provisions of sub-section (1) shall, on conviction be punished with fine which may extend to two hundred and fifty rupees.
(3) An offence punishable under sub-section (2) shall be cognizable.