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After AAP alleges breach of EVMs in Punjab, EC to send review team

The team has been asked to submit its report by February 17.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: February 15, 2017 11:44:23 pm
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A day after the Aam Admi Party alleged breach of security of EVMs in Punjab, the Election Commission on Wednesday decided to send a team to state to review the security arrangements. Chief Electoral Officer, Himachal Pradesh, Narendra Chauhan and Delhi Additional Chief Electoral Officer Rajesh Kumar will visit select constituencies. They have been directed to interact with political parties and take note of their concerns. They will also go through the CCTV footage and log books maintained at strong rooms.

The team has been asked to submit its report by February 17. AAP had alleged that there have been “multiple instances of breach in EVMs’ safety” in the state, where the party is hopeful of forming government. The party also claimed the May 2015-notification of the EC, which lists out instructions regarding the storage, physical verification and movements of EVMs are not being complied with.

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