Uttarakhand High Court orders EVMs to be taken into judicial custody
The High Court has asked the authorities to preserve the EVMs and has also sought a response on the same within six weeks. Photograph: (WION)
The Uttarakhand High Court on Thursday issued notices to the Central Election Commission (EC), the State Election Commission and Bharatiya Janata Party Vikasnagar MLA MS Chauhan.
Uttarakhand: HC issues notices against EC, State EC, BJP Vikasnagar MLA MS Chauhan, on petition on EVM tampering, asks to preserve the EVMs pic.twitter.com/3zP61Enup4— ANI (@ANI_news) April 27, 2017
The action was taken upon a plea filed by Congress Vikasnagar runner-up candidate Navprabhat on alleged tampering of electronic voting machines (EVMs).
The High Court has asked the authorities to preserve the EVMs and has also sought a response on the same within six weeks.
Chauhan had defeated the Congress candidate, Navprabhat, over 6,000 votes in the elections held in February this year.
Former Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat had hinted at possible tampering of EVMs to tweak the poll outcome.
The EVMs are under scanner after the opposition parties have alleged that the BJP had tampered the machines to ensure favorable results.