144-K. OFFICERS ETC. AT ELECTIONS NOT TO ACT FOR CANDIDATES OR TO INFLUENCE VOTING
(1) No person who is a Returning Officer or an Assistant Returning Officer or a Presiding or Polling Officer at an election, or an officer or clerk appointed by the Returning Officer or the Presiding Officer to perform any duty in connection with an election shall in the conduct or the management of the election do any act or to (other than the giving of vote) for the furtherance of the prospects of the election of a candidate.
(2) No such person as aforesaid and no member of a Police Force, shall endeavour—
(a) to persuade any person to give his vote at an election or
(b) to dissuade any person from giving, his vote at an election, or (c) to influence the voting of any person at an election in any manner.
(3) Any person who contravenes the provisions of sub-section (1) or sub-section (2) shall, on conviction be .punished with imprisonment which may extent to six months, or with fine, or with both.
(4) An offence punishable under sub-section (3) shall be cognizable.