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EC begins probe in Chapra

PTI | ByPress Trust of India, Chapra, Bihar
May 02, 2004 03:19 PM IST

A two-member team of the EC began a detailed inquiry into the complaints of booth capturing and violence allegedly unleashed by the ruling RJD activists during the poll in Chapra LS seat on April 26.

A two-member team of the Election Commission on Sunday began a detailed inquiry into the complaints of booth capturing and violence allegedly unleashed by the ruling RJD activists during the poll in Chapra Lok Sabha constituency on April 26.

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A two-member team comprising the Commission's officials J Rao and Ananth Kumar stopped their vehicles at several places under Sonepur assembly segment of the constituency on way to Chapra from Patna and walked down to villagers leaving the state officials and securitymen accompanying them behind to inquire about the situation during the polling day on April 26.

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While people at Gangajal tried to impress upon the members of the poll panel that the polling was peaceful, voters at Bharpura, hardly five km from Gangajal, complained that the district administration was unfair and attempted to rig the elections in favour of RJD boss Laloo Prasad Yadav.

The commission officials also alighted from their vehicle at Sitaganj and Dumri where a group of RJD supporters sitting on dharna alleged that the BJP activists prevented them from voting and captured the booths.

The Election Commission had on April 29 ordered a detailed inquiry into the complaints of booth capturing in key Chapra constituency in Bihar, where union minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy is pitted against RJD chief Laloo Prasad Yadav. More

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