2 poll of­fi­cials sus­pended for mis­plac­ing EVM

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - POLITICS POLICY -

Jaipur/Kota: Two polling of­fi­cials were sus­pended on Fri­day night by the re­turn­ing of­fi­cer of Kis­hanganj in Baran dis­trict for “neg­li­gence”. Of the 12 ma­chines the two were fer­ry­ing from the store to the ware­house, one fell off on the way, the Baran col­lec­tor said. It was, of­fi­cials say, an “un­polled” back-up unit.The ma­chine was later found on NH-27 near Mu­gawali Road in Sha­habad area of Kis­hanganj as­sem­bly con­stituency.

The two of­fi­cials sus­pended are Ab­dul Rafique and Naval Singh Pat­wari, said Kis­hanganj re­turn­ing of­fi­cer Chan­dan Dubey.

Rafique, ILR em­ployee at Sha­habad tehsil and Singh, will re­port at the dis­trict head­quar­ters dur­ing the sus­pen­sion pe­riod, said the or­der is­sued by the col­lec­tor late Fri­day night.

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