171 votes solid in Assam sales space that has 90 voters, 5 officers suspended

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Complete 171 votes had been solid in a sales space in Assam’s Dima Hasao district, although 90 individuals had been eligible to train their franchise, officers mentioned on Monday (April 5), revealing a large irregularity.

The sales space is within the Haflong constituency, which went to the polls within the second section on April 1 (Thursday). Haflong witnessed 74 per cent polling.

Because the incident got here to mild, the District Election Officer (DEO) suspended 5 ballot officers of the sales space, arrange at 107(A) Khotlir LP Faculty, and proposed a repoll.

Nevertheless, the official order for re-election on the sales space, an auxiliary polling station of the principle voting centre at Mouldam LP Faculty, is but to be issued.

The suspension order by Deputy Commissioner-cum-DEO of Dima Hasao was issued on April 2 (Friday),the subsequent day of polling, but it surely got here to mild on Monday morning.

Stating “dereliction of obligation”, the EC suspended Seikhosiem Lhangum (Sector Officer), Prahlad Ch Roy (Presiding Officer), Parameswar Charangsa (1st Polling Officer), Swaraj Kanti Das (2nd Polling Officer) and Lalzamlo Thiek (third Polling Officer) with rapid impact.

The voters’ record of the polling station had 90 names, however 171 votes had been solid within the Digital Voting Machine (EVM), the officers informed PTI.

“The top of that inside village refused to simply accept the voters’ record and introduced an inventory of his personal. Then, the individuals of the village voted in response to that record,” an official mentioned.

It was not instantly identified why the polling officers accepted the village head’s demand and whether or not there was any safety personnel current on the polling station or the function they performed.


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