Lok Sabha Election

Pilathara voter fraud: Kerala military book 3 women purported to be CPI (M) workers

The Kerala military on Thursday indicted 3 women believed to be Communist Party of India (Marxist) workers for electoral fraud.

They identified a indicted as M.V. Salina, K.P. Sumayya, and Padmini.

The suspects have been charged for committing voter rascal in counter series 19 during Pilathara in Kannur district in Kasaragod Lok Sabha subdivision segment.

According to a police, a women had impersonated absentee electorate and fraudulently expel ballots on their interest as partial of a broader bid to take a choosing in foster of their candidate.

Officials pronounced they had requisitioned a suspects as per a directions of a Returning Officer.

The District Collector, Kannur, had conducted a rough enquiry into a suspected voter rascal after a radio channel leaked visuals purportedly display a women voting mixed times during a same booth.

Officials pronounced a M.V. Salina, a internal panchayat member of a CPI (M), and K.P. Sumayya did not figure as electorate during a booth. However, they were held accessing a electronic voting appurtenance on notice video camera.

The camera footage, which was promote widely on television, had stirred a Congress and a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to cry foul. They demanded a re-poll and indicted a CPI (M) of carrying undermined a firmness of a elections and rocked open certainty in a tip ballot.

The CPI (M) had countered a claim by saying that a women had legally exercised a “companion vote” on interest of few physically thin persons who could not entrance a counter on their own.

It pronounced a women had sensitive a presiding officer in allege in correct format by filing a required focus form. The celebration hit-back during a rivals by accusing a United Democratic Front (UDF) of carrying indulged in large-scale fraudulent voting in a counter in Taliparambu in Kannur.

Chief Electoral Officer Teeka Ram Meena had on Apr 29 confirmed that a women had indulged in fraudulent voting in counter 19 during Pilathara. He also sought a news on a claim lifted by a CPI (M) from a endangered returning officer.

Meanwhile, a State military comprehension is conducting a minute enquiry into a claim that Kerala Police Association bureau bearers had tampered with a postal ballots of their associate officers who had been deployed out of their local districts for choosing duty. The Opposition Leader Ramesh Chennithala had lifted a claim that “pro-ruling front” bureau bearers of a Association had committed vast scale voter rascal in a postal list of military officers to curry foster with a State Government.

Article source: https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/voter-fraud-kerala-police-books-three-women-alleged-to-be-cpi-m-workers/article27009017.ece


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