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Rajasthan: EC orders removal of Pali returning officer after EVM reportedly found at BJP candidate's house

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PTI New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 08, 2018, 07.11 AM (IST)

The Election Commission Friday ordered the removal of returning officer of Pali in the Rajasthan Assembly seat after an EVM was reportedly found at the residence of a BJP candidate.

Earlier in the day, the poll panel had said that a sector officer carrying a reserve machine had gone to the BJP candidate's house following which the sector officer was removed and the EVM taken out of election system.

The EC also ordered removal of Pali returning officer Mahaveer, who has been transferred, and Rakesh from Jodhpur has been asked to take the charge, the commission said.

A video purportedly showing the electronic voting machine laying unattended in the house has gone viral.

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Earlier in the day, the poll panel had said that a sector officer carrying a reserve machine had gone to the BJP candidate's house following which the sector officer was removed and the EVM taken out of election system.