A lady central from a Excise Department and 3 of a State supervision employees, who entered a storage room adjoining a strongroom, where EVMs and VVPAT units from a Madurai Lok Sabha subdivision were kept on Saturday, have been placed underneath suspension.
S. Srinivasan, an bureau assistant, Raja Prakash, an assistant, and Surya Prakash, a information entrance user with Madurai Corporation, had accompanied K. Sampoornam, Special Tahsildar during a Assistant Commissioner (Excise) bureau in Madurai, to a counting centre.
Chief Electoral Officer Satyabrata Sahoo told reporters here on Sunday that a District Election Officer (DEO) had been asked to contention a minute news on either Ms. Sampooranam had accede to enter a storage room, where “some papers, sign and other documents” were kept.
“We sought a news from a DEO,” he said. A showcause notice has been released to M. Guruchandran, Assistant Commissioner (Excise), a designated Assistant Returning Officer for a Madurai West Assembly shred that comes underneath a Madurai parliamentary constituency.
Security crack during Madurai counting centre
Denying a explain that a central went to a strongroom, Mr. Sahoo pronounced she went usually to a storage room, where she “saw some papers.”
Rejecting speculations about a probability of entering a strongroom, a CEO pronounced it was not during all probable to enter it given it was underneath a control of a CRPF crew and State military personnel. “So, there is no probability of crack in a strongroom,” he added.
Referring to a illustration submitted by a DMK, a CPI (M) and a VCK to him on Sunday morning, Mr. Sahoo pronounced a DEO has been asked to yield a point-by-point respond to a issues lifted by a parties.
In a illustration submitted by DMK MP R.S. Bharathi, CPI (M) State Secretary K. Balakrishnan, CPI personality R. Mutharasan and VCK boss Thol. Thirumavalavan to a CEO, it was purported that one of a thatch of a room in a closeness was not hermetic in Madurai Medical College, where a EVMs and VVPAT units were kept.
They purported that it was an try to indulge in malpractices over postal votes. They also sought to know how a central was authorised entrance inside a campus and as to how she was authorised but a current ID label and a reason. The celebration leaders leveled allegations opposite Madurai Collector for not being wakeful of a occurrence compartment it was flagged by CPI (M) claimant Su. Venkatesan.
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