The Election Commission has said that the EC’s car was broken, after which the officers took a lift in the car passing by.
The Election Commission has also issued an official statement on the attack after the EVM was found in a private car in Assam, suspending 4 officers. The Election Commission has said that the car was broken and the officers took a lift in a car, after which the car owner was identified as a BJP candidate.
During the investigation, it was found that BU, CU and VVPAT were included with EVMs. The machine was found to be intact with the seal without any damage. After which all the items were deposited in the strong room. A polling officer went missing yesterday, which was being scrutinized, due to which there was a delay in issuing a statement on the case.
Polling will be held again at the booth
The Election Commission has said that a notice has been issued to the Presiding Officer in this matter. At the same time, a PO and other three officials have also been suspended after the matter came to light for violation of transport protocol. EVMs have been found safe, although a decision has been taken to re-vote at Indira MV School Polling Booth. Special Observer has also asked for a report in this matter.
What happened when
The Election Commission said that NH8 is the only way that connects remote areas with Karimganj. Voting was over at six o’clock. All the vehicles were returning from Polling station to Karimganj. The car returning to the polling party around 9 pm went bad, due to traffic, the vehicle was separated from its convoy. The polling party informed the sector officer about the matter and decided to arrange for another car on its own so that it could reach on time.
The polling party was questioned in another car at 9:20 pm. After a thorough investigation, he moved forward. The crowd surrounded them and threw stones. Later it was revealed that the second vehicle belonged to BJP candidate Krishnendu Paul. It is alleged that the car was held hostage by the crowd at 9.45 pm. During this time EVMs were being tampered with. Around 10 o’clock SP Karimganj reached the spot. The case has been investigated, the glass of the car was broken. The SP removed the crowd through air firing. Later EVMs were taken under control.
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