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Himachal Pradesh Assembly Elections 2022: Polling party suspended after EVMs found in a private vehicle in Shimla, Congress alleges tampering | India News

Himachal Pradesh Meeting Elections 2022: Polling social gathering suspended after EVMs present in a non-public car in Shimla, Congress alleges tampering | Information

Rampur: A polling social gathering was intercepted by a gaggle of Congress employees in Rampur space of Shimla district on Saturday evening for allegedly transporting the Digital Voting Machines (EVMs) in a non-public car. Voting to elect the brand new authorities in Himachal Pradesh throughout 68 seats was held on Saturday (November 12). Congress employees held a protest and likewise accused the polling social gathering of interfering with the EVMs, prompting the district election fee authorities to right away droop the polling social gathering members.

“EVMs had been being transported in a non-public automotive. We adopted it and likewise knowledgeable the police and election fee authorities,” Congress MLA Nand Lal mentioned whereas chatting with the media.

As per norms, after the voting course of is over, the EVMs should be transported in authorities autos to the counting heart. As per officers, the polling social gathering after the Meeting Election for the 66-Rampur (SC) Meeting Constituency was held on Saturday.

District election fee authorities mentioned that they obtained info after the completion of polling that polling social gathering no.146 assigned to Duttnagar-49 was carrying EVM/VVPAT of their personal car bearing registration quantity HP-03D-2023.

Congress employees alleged that the EVM/VVPAT machines had been being transported with intention of tampering on the behest of the BJP.

The police administration reached the spot as quickly because the incident was reported, tried to pacify the protestors, and despatched the EVM/VVPAT machines to the sturdy room. Election fee authorities carefully checked the EVM/VVPAT machines within the presence of Congress and BJP employees exterior the sturdy room, and claimed machines had been Sealed correctly and no tampering was discovered.

Officers claimed that the polling social gathering used a non-public car in a rush to give up the EVM/VVPAT machines and to be free from accountability.

“We discovered that the Polling Get together No.146 was carrying the EVM/VVPAT machine in a non-public car, which is a clear-cut violation of the instruction of ECI and prima facie discovered that the social gathering has not adopted the due procedures and violated the ECI instruction,” Returning officer (SDM) Surender Mohan mentioned in an order.

The polling social gathering members have been recognized as Jagat Ram, PRO, Secondary Training GSSS Baur Nerwa, Inder Paul, PO, Secondary Training, GSSS Melandi Tehsil, Kumarsain, Rajesh Kumar, APRO, Secondary Training, GSSS Kelvi Tehsil Theog, Pradeep Kumar, PO, Elementary Training, Goverdhan Singh, Safety Personnel, Division of Himachal Pradesh Police, and Vipan, Safety Personnel, Division of Himachal Pradesh Police.

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