Assam : 90 people in voters list but 171 votes cast out, Election officer suspended

A major malpractice reported election voting at Assam's Dima Hasao district. Let us share that hete total 171 votes were cast in a booth even though 90 people were eligible to exercise their votes in districts. Yes surprisingly, officials said today revealing a massive irregularity. Here it is to be noted that the booth is in the Haflong constituency, which went to the polls in the second phase on April 1. Apart from that Haflong witnessed 74 per cent polling.

For your information let us share that as the incident came to light, the District Election Officer suspended five poll officials of the booth, set up at 107(A) Khotlir LP School, and proposed a repoll. However, the official order for re-election at the booth, an auxiliary polling station of the main voting center at Mouldam LP School, is yet to be issued.  The suspension order by the Deputy Commissioner-cum-District Election Officer of Dima Hasao was issued on April 2, the next day of polling, but it came to light today morning.

However, to take strick action against it, the Election Commission suspended Seikhosiem Lhangum (Sector Officer), Prahlad Ch Roy (Presiding Officer), Parameswar Charangsa (1st Polling Officer), Swaraj Kanti Das (2nd Polling Officer) and Lalzamlo Thiek (3rd Polling Officer) with immediate effect. The voters' list of the polling station had 90 names, but 171 votes were cast in the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM),

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