2 poll officials suspended for misplacing EVM
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.