Rajasthan: 2 officials suspended after ballot units found on road

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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 08, 2018, 01.39 PM (IST)

A day after the assembly election in Rajasthan, two officials, Abdul Rafeeq and Patwari Naval Singh, were suspended from the state on grounds of negligence with the EVM machine.

A ballot unit was found lying on road in Shahabad area of Kishanganj Assembly Constituency in Baran district of Rajasthan on Friday.

The ballot unit which was later recovered and has now been kept in a strong room in Kishanganj.

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The suspension order was issued by District Election Officer and Collector S P Singh after a fact-finding report was filed by the returning officer, Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Kishanganj in connection with the incident. 

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 The polling in Rajasthan was held in 51,687 polling booths out of which 259 were managed exclusively by women officials and security personnel. 

(With inputs from agencies)

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A ballot unit was found lying on road in Shahabad area of Kishanganj Assembly Constituency in Baran district of Rajasthan on Friday.