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MP: Naib Tehsildar suspended over Sagar EVM issue

ANI NEWS 2018-12-02 06:33:00

Sagar (Madya Pradesh) [India], Dec 2 (ANI): Soon after a protest by Congress workers, Naib Tehsildar Rajesh Mehra was suspended on recommendation of the District Electoral Officer for allegedly causing a delay of 48 hours for Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) to reach strong room after polling.
While protesting, the Congress workers had also reportedly claimed that CCTV cameras went off for more than two hours in a strong room of Sagar on Saturday.
This is not the first time when Congress workers have raised concern over EVM tampering in the Bharatiya Janata Party-led state.
On Friday, few Congress and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) workers protested outside the strong room in Satna after a viral video showed an unknown person taking a carton inside the highly protected area.
The workers claimed that the state government was trying to tamper the EVMs. As part of the protest, the supporters even deflated the vehicles of the district administration. However, the district administration denied all the charges and stated that the EVMs were under the supervision of security personnel.
Madhya Pradesh went for voting on November 28, and the results will be announced on December 11. (ANI)