Ballot unit found on road in Rajasthan, 2 poll officers suspended

JAIPUR: Two poll officers were suspended after a ballot box was found on the road in Kishanganj Assembly Constituency during the Rajasthan Assembly Elections that was held on Friday, December 7.

The ballot unit was found lying on road in Shahabad area of Kishanganj Assembly Constituency in Baran district.

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Two officials have been suspended on grounds of negligence, reported ANI.

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Two officials have been suspended in connection with the incident where a ballot unit was found lying on road in Shahabad area of Kishanganj Assembly Constituency in Baran district of Rajasthan.

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The unit has now been shifted in a strong room in Kishanganj.

In another case, the Election Commission ordered the removal of returning officer of Pali in the Rajasthan Assembly seat after an EVM was reportedly found at the residence of a BJP candidate.

Rajasthan went to polls on Friday and recorded a 73.85 per cent voter turnout. The police reported a few clashes among supporters but said polling across the 51,687 booths was largely peaceful. Special DG (law and order) N R K Reddy said ITBP jawans opened fire in the air to disperse a mob trying to enter a booth at a village in Alwar’s Mundawar constituency.

There were clashes and arson outside the booths in Bikaner and Sikar but polling remained unaffected, he added. At places in the border districts of Barmer and Jaisalmer, people walked miles through the desert to cast their votes.

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