Assam: 4 EC officers suspended after EVM present in BJP candidate’s automobile, repoll ordered

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Polling officers depart a distribution centre after gathering election materials, forward of the second part of Assam Meeting Elections, in Silchar. (FILE)

The Election Fee has suspended 4 officers after a row erupted over using a BJP candidate’s car to take a polled EVM to the sturdy room in Assam. The ballot physique mentioned that Presiding Officer and three others have been positioned below suspension. Besidesa a show-cause discover has additionally been issued to the PO for violation of transport protocol.

It, nonetheless, mentioned that EVM’s seals had been discovered intact and that repolling shall be held at polling each quantity 149 – Indira MV Faculty of LAC 1 Ratabari (SC).

Violence broke out in Karimganj district of Assam on Thursday night time after a mob noticed a BJP candidate’s car getting used to take a polled EVM to the sturdy room, forcing the police to fireplace within the air

to convey the state of affairs below management. The car of the polling occasion of Indira MV Faculty within the Ratabari constituency broke down on their technique to the sturdy room in Karimganj city, officers mentioned on Friday


“They took a carry in a personal car. By the way, the car was registered below the identify of sitting BJP MLA from Patharkandi Krishnendu Paul. When it reached Nimal Bazar space, some public noticed it,” an official of the district administration mentioned. Paul can also be the BJP candidate from the seat this time.

The mob, principally consisting of AIUDF and Congress supporters, vandalised the car, upon which the polling occasion ran away, forsaking the EVMs, a PTI report mentioned whereas quoting eyewitnesses mentioned.

“The Deputy Commissioner and Superintendent of Police reached the spot instantly they usually tried to pacify the mob. However the crowd didn’t pay attention, forcing the police to fireplace within the air to disperse them,” police sources mentioned.

The DC and the SP then introduced the EVMs to Patharkandi police station at night time, from the place it was taken and deposited on the sturdy room in Karimganj city, they added. Ratabari and Patharkandi constituencies went for polls within the second part on Thursday.

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