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Fake voter ID scam: hc ASKS police chief to file reply

The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday directed the Gurgaon police commissioner to decide the representation, within two months, alleging the role of Haryana sports and youth affairs minister Sukhbir Kataria in making more than 32,000 illegal voter identity cards for the 2009 assembly elections.

india Updated: Aug 22, 2012 00:06 IST
HT Correspondent

The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday directed the Gurgaon police commissioner to decide the representation, within two months, alleging the role of Haryana sports and youth affairs minister Sukhbir Kataria in making more than 32,000 illegal voter identity cards for the 2009 assembly elections.

Kataria had won the polls from Gurgaon (ward no. 77).

An NGO, Matdata Jagrookta Manch of Gurgaon, had approached the high court seeking directions to the state government to register a criminal case against Kataria and other persons involved in making illegal voter identity cards.

The petitioner alleged that as per the information sought under the RTI Act, it was learnt that many people with bogus voter cards were “either real sisters of Sukhbir Kataria or son-in-laws of Smt Parmeshwari.”

Giving details of forged voters, the petitioner submitted names of five persons residing in the same house in Raj Nagar, Gurgaon, in whose names ration cards were not issued by the food and supplies department and forged electricity bills were attached for getting voter cards.

The NGO has also filed a complaint before the Gurgaon deputy commissioner of police and the station house officer of Gurgaon city police station.