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EC deletes 48,000 names from electoral rolls

Monoranjan Mishra, the EC observer for Purulia, ordered the deletion of the names of 24,140 false voters.

india Updated: Mar 21, 2006 15:24 IST

The names of around 48,000 false and dead voters were detected and deleted from the voters' lists in Purulia and South Dinajpur districts of West Bengal by Election Commission observers on Thursday.

Monoranjan Mishra, theEC observer for Purulia, ordered the deletion of the names of 24,140 false voters.

South Dinajpur district magistrate Sayed Sarfaraz Ahmed said that the names of nearly 24,000 dead voters had been deleted from the rolls in areas under his jurisdiction.

First Published: Feb 02, 2006 19:51 IST