File FIR against Malik: EC

Published on May 12, 2004 03:54 PM IST

The EC has ordered to file a case against INLD candidate from Sonepat for alleged distribution of bindis and clothes among voters.

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PTI | ByPress Trust of India, Sonepat

The Election Commission has ordered the filing of an FIR  against Krishna Malik, a candidate of ruling Indian National Lok Dal from Sonepat Parliamentary constituency and wife of the Haryana police chief M S Malik (on leave) for alleged distribution of bindis and clothes among the electorate before the polling.

The order of the Election Commission was received by the Returning Officer-cum-Deputy Commissioner M R Anand on May 9 last, a day before the polls, official sources said.

On receipt of the order, Anand issued the directive to the police to register the case under section 171-E against Krishna Malik.

The police registered the complaint and had sent a detailed report to the Election Commission highlighting the lapses regarding the complaints against Malik made by certain candidates.

The police has also informed the Election Commission that investigations in this case were in progress.

One of the senior police officer has said no place has been mentioned in the complaint where the bindis and the clothes had been distributed among the women voters by Krishna Malik.

The action of the Election Commission came in the wake of the receipt of complaints by various candidates of different political parties.

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