Lucknow: In Uttar Pradesh, a case of looting of ballot papers has come to light in the Akrabad area of Aligarh district yesterday following uproar and stone-pelting during the fourth phase of Panchayat elections. Police who reached the spot have recovered the ballot box thrown into the field. However, police say no ballot boxes have been looted.
In Aligarh itself, a prime ministerial candidate reportedly looted the ballot box in view of his defeat. The accused also assaulted the presiding officer, who also removed the ballot papers from the ballot boxes and tore them up. All the accused escaped. The incident took place in the Bhanoli area of the Thana Khair. A case is now being registered against the accused. In fact, prime ministerial candidate Radha and her husband Ravindra Pathak stopped presiding officer Rajveer Singh and assaulted him while misbehaving with him. The prime candidate was accompanied by about 150 supporters, including women and men. Who looted ballot boxes from the presiding officer.
The main supporters looted the ballot boxes and led them to the farm. Broke the lid of the ballot box and removed the ballot paper and tore it away. Then the principal supporter accused fled. Police and administration personnel arrived after receiving the same information. However, action is being taken to register a case with the supporters of Radha and Ravindra Pathak in the case.