The crime branch of the Pune police on Wednesday arrested a sharebroker from Baner who had allegedly contacted many candidates in the recent civic elections and reportedly told them he could tamper with the electronic voting machines (EVMs) and help them win if they paid him money.
Police had previously received reports of people offering to tamper with EVMs to help candidates.
The arrested who has been identified as Ashok Adsure,alias Adityaraje Yashwant Deshmukh,(28),used to ask for Rs 10 to 15 lakh. Inspector Suresh Kekane of Pune Police crime branch said,Investigations till now have revealed that though he had contacted many people,he has not received money from anyone. We are investigating into the matter it find out if any such transaction had taken place.
Kekane added,He has been remanded to police custody till March 19. We request people to come forward to report such calls.
The investigation was supervised by additional commissioner of police Anant Shinde,DCP Rajesh Bansode and ACP Vinod Satav. The investigation team comprised of API Karbhari Handore and constables Dhulaji Kolpe and Sudhir Ghotkule.