The Civil Lines police station have registered a case against Subhash Chandra, chairman of Zee Network and Essel Group, under Sections 131 and 132 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, on the complaint of Kushal Kataria, returning officer-cum-general manager, Haryana Roadways.
A first information report (FIR) was registered against Chandra on October 16 after Kataria received written complaints from the Haryana chief electoral officer, Congress nominee from Hisar, Savitri Jindal and Independent candidate Rajan Chandna regarding alleged violation of the model code of conduct by Subhash Chandra.
In the complaint, they claimed that Chandra forcibly entered polling stations 114 and 115 and checked the identity cards of polling agents, voters and the staff on duty without any authority and violated the code of conduct. Rajan Chandna has also produced a CD reportedly showing Subhash Chandra and four others checking identity cards of voters, polling agents and staff of duty.
Sub-inspector Shamsher Singh has been appointed investigation officer in the case.
When contacted on phone, Subhash Chandra said, “There is no such case in my knowledge. Had I violated the law they should have arrested me there and then. The allegation is baseless and politically motivated.”