FIR lodged against 3 poll officials in Madhepura

Published on May 07, 2004 07:30 PM IST

An FIR was lodged on Friday against presiding officers of three polling booths in the Alamnagar assembly segment of Madhepura Lok Sabha seat.

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An FIR was lodged on Friday against presiding officers of three polling booths in the Alamnagar assembly segment of Madhepura Lok Sabha seat where BSF personnel and district armed police personnel were allegedly present in the voting enclosure and helped voters cast ballots violating the secrecy of vote, official sources said.

The FIR was lodged against the presiding officers of booth number 114, 115 and 116 with the Puraini police station on the order of the district magistrate-cum-returning officer, Chaitnaya Prasad, the sources said.

The DM's order followed a report of the zonal magistrate of Alamnagar, RK Gupta, who confirmed the allegation of two BSF personnel posted at booth number 114 and 115 and a district armed police constable at booth number 116 entering the voting enclosure in violation of election rules and helping voters cast ballot.

On the basis of a footage of a private TV channel, the RJD president, Laloo Prasad Yadav, who is a candidate for Madhepura Lok Sabha seat, had demanded probe into the matter and action against the concerned persons.

Laloo had accused the BSF personnel of being present in the voting enclosure which violated the secrecy of vote and asking voters to cast ballot in favour of Janata Dal (U) candidate and Union minister, Sharad Yadav.

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