The James Bond style operations by the flying squads, surveillance and videographers seem to have been a failure, says Michael Fisher
The James Bond style operations by the flying squads, surveillance and videographers seem to have been a failure. EC flying squads were on the lookout for largescale irregularities on the night preceding the poll, but they are an exhausted and a sleepy lot after a long night chasing ghost riders on motorbikes but coming up with nothing to show for it.
“We are feeling sorry for their pathetic state,” said an unidentified Returning Officer.
Past midnight on Friday till 2am the squads were doing their job of chasing butterflies. According to scouts who tipped them off, that two wheeler bikers like ghost riders halted at selective spots and distributed hard cash in Cumbujua, St Andre, Dabolim and Vasco constituencies, including Benaulim in the south.
However, not a single such motorcycle ride could be apprehended and, from this morning, the voter turnout is massive and peaceful, said a lady RO.