scorecardresearch
Follow Us:
Saturday, May 21, 2022

Uttarakhand High Court issues notice to Election Commission on tampering of EVMs

The high court also directed the judicial magistrate of Vikasnagar to seal and seize the EVM machines "in his custody".

By: PTI | Nainital |
April 27, 2017 6:40:07 pm
Uttarakhand High Court, Election Commission, EVMs in Dehradun, Tampering of EVMs in Uttrakhand, Latest news, Uttrakhand news, latest news, India news, National news, latest news In the assembly polls held in February, BJP’s Munna Singh Chauhan had defeated former cabinet minister and Congress nominee Navprabhat by 6,418 votes. (Representational Image)

The Uttarakhand High Court on Thursday issued notice to the Election Commission and the state government on a petition alleging tampering of EVMs in Dehradun’s Vikasnagar constituency.

In the assembly polls held in February, BJP’s Munna Singh Chauhan had defeated former cabinet minister and Congress nominee Navprabhat by 6,418 votes.

On the petition filed by Navprabhat, Justice Shailesh Kumar Gupta asked the Election Commission, its state unit, the state chief secretary, the returning officer of Vikasnagar and Chauhan to file their replies within six weeks.

The high court also directed the judicial magistrate of Vikasnagar to seal and seize the EVM machines “in his custody”.

Best of Express Premium

Qasim Rasool Ilyas: For the first time, AIMPLB has decided to reach out t...Premium
DU’s Hindu College professor arrested for post on ‘Shivling&#...Premium
As Indian economy grows, Centre and states must work togetherPremium
Governments must understand that resources are held in trust. They’re not...Premium

The petition alleged there was tampering and manipulation of the EVMs at Vikasnagar during the February 15 election.

It was also alleged that many fake names were listed in the voters list in the constituency including Chauhan who was listed as a voter from two different places.

When contacted Chauhan in Dehradun confirmed having received the high court notice but said the matter regarding EVMs was already before the Election Commission which has said on many occasions that they are tamper-proof.

He said he will reply to the notice within the stipulated time frame which goes beyond a month.

For all the latest India News, download Indian Express App.

  • Newsguard
  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.
  • Newsguard
0 Comment(s) *
* The moderation of comments is automated and not cleared manually by indianexpress.com.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement