Probe ordered into recovery of voter ID card from ISI agent

Updated on May 28, 2009 03:59 PM IST

Kanpur district authorities have ordered a probe into how suspected ISI agent Vakas Ahmad managed to procure an Electoral photo Identity card and even cast his vote during the Lok Sabha polls.

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PTI | By, Kanpur

Kanpur district authorities have ordered a probe into how suspected ISI agent Vakas Ahmad managed to procure an Electoral photo Identity card and even cast his vote during the Lok Sabha polls.

The authorities have asked the concerned officials to file a report in the next three days.

Taking serious note of the recovery of voter ID card from Ahmad, who was arrested by ATS on Wednesday, Acting DM and Chief Development Officer Rajiv Sharma told PTI, "I have ordered the Electoral Registration officer and others officers at the SDM level to probe the matter and file a report in three days."

Employees of the Electoral department, responsible for issuing voter ID cards for the area from where Ahmad procured the card, would also be questioned during the probe, Sharma said, adding strict disciplinary action would be initiated against those found guilty.

The ATS of Uttar Pradesh Police had on Wednesday arrested Ahmad from Bithur area of the district and recovered from him a number of documents, including an Electoral photo Identity card in the name of Ibrahim from Kanpur.

He had claimed during interrogation that he cast his vote during the recent polls.

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