Fake voter ids row in poll bound karnataka - flat belongs to BJP leader and other top developments

Started on 2018-05-09 11:22:36 by FactHunt Admin

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The chief electoral officer in Karnataka has seized 9,746 original voter ids and some business cards of sitting Congress MLA and party candidate Muniratna from an apartment in Jalahalli allegedly belonging to a former BJP corporator Manjula Nanjamari from the ward of the same name that comes under the Rajarajeshwarinagar assembly segment.

The cards were wrapped in small bundles of paper with some phone numbers and names written on it. They seem to be from some slums. We have filed an FIR on the matter said CEO Sanjiv Kumar.

There were reportedly more such cards and laptops, printers “which were allegedly taken away by some occupants,” the CEO said. “There are some visiting cards of the sitting MLA at the flat,” 

The CEO said there were five laptops and a printer, two trunks containing about a lakh counterfoil slips that resemble acknowledgement slips of Form 6 used to add names on electoral rolls. The counterfoils reportedly have photographs and a printed number in magenta, which is not there on the official Form 6. “The EPIC cards appear to be of actual electors and prima facie genuine. The significance of the counterfoils can be verified only after due investigation,” the CEO said.

Election returning officer and Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike commissioner Maheshwar Rao and city police commissioner T Suneel Kumar were present during the inspection by Sanjeev Kumar. The CEO said both BJP and JD(S) representatives were present at the flat and they were the ones who alerted the election commission officials.