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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Polling officials in Gurugram booked for electoral offences

In the first case, presiding officer of Booth 116 Hare Ram Mandal filed a police complaint against polling agent, Wazid, 23, for “again and again, entering the polling booth and trying to influence voters to vote for a particular party”.

lok sabha elections Updated: May 13, 2019 04:25 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Gurugram
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In another incident in Rozka Meo police station, a case was registered against presiding officer Mohammad Shahid, who was arrested from the spot. (Ht Photo)

Seven cases were registered in Nuh against five polling officials, four police officers and two members of the public for allegedly influencing voters, casting bogus votes, breach of duty and violating the model code of conduct in Rozka Meo, Punhana, Tauru and Nagina police station areas.

In the first case, presiding officer of Booth 116 Hare Ram Mandal filed a police complaint against polling agent, Wazid, 23, for “again and again, entering the polling booth and trying to influence voters to vote for a particular party”. “Despite repeated attempts to stop him, he did not adhere to the model code of conduct and was arrested after villagers objected,” Nuh SP Sangeeta Kalia said.

In another incident in Rozka Meo police station, a case was registered against presiding officer Mohammad Shahid, who was arrested from the spot.

Shahid, who was deployed at Booth 32 of Rewasan village, was allegedly letting unidentified people enter the booth. “The suspect was unable to control the movement of people entering the booth and influencing voters. He disobeyed the Chief Election Commissioner’s order and violated the model code of conduct,” sector magistrate Sube Singh said.

In Punhana, duty magistrate Kushminder Yadav complained against presiding officer Vasruddin and his aide Arif at Booth 130 in Tundalaka village for allegedly closing the booth door and casting bogus votes, the police said.

“They had closed the booth and were casting multiple votes. When I entered the booth, I confronted them and recovered seven slips of different voters from Arif’s possession. Meanwhile, the official fled from the spot but we caught Arif, who is a resident of Tundalaka village,” Yadav said.

One more case was registered at Punahan against an unknown person who was found influencing the voters, police said.

In Nagina police station area, SP Kalia said four police officers were found missing from their election duty when the officials visited the spot.

Cases were registered under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and The Representation of People Act.

First Published: May 13, 2019 04:21 IST

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