Assam EVM fiasco: Police arrest three, magisterial probe ordered

Karimganj district magistrate has ordered a magisterial inquiry and the police arrested three people in connection with the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) found in the vehicle of the wife of a BJP candidate on April 1 night, officials said on April 3.

A district official said that Karimganj DM Anbamuthan MP has ordered the magisterial inquiry and entrusted additional district magistrate Rajeshan Terang to conduct the probe and submit the report within three days.

Meanwhile, the police also arrested three people for attacking the vehicle of the BJP candidate’s wife in which the polling personnel along the polled EVM were travelling after the completion of the second phase of polling on April 1.

Three more people are also detained for questioning.

Two separate FIRs were also lodged with the police by the driver of the private car and polling personnel.

A delegation of Congress and its ally All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) met the Karimganj district superintendent of police Mayank Kumar and demanded the release of six people immediately.

The Election Commission on April 2 suspended the presiding officer, three other polling officials and an armed escort official and ordered re-polling at the Polling Station no 149 in Indira MV School under Ratabari (SC) assembly constituency after an EVM was found in the vehicle belonging to the wife of a BJP candidate on April 1 night.

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