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26 teachers in Maharashtra booked for refusing election work

Press Trust of India  |  Palghar 

At least 26 teachers from district in have been booked for allegedly refusing to do election-related duty, police said Wednesday.

The teachers from a school in Nallasopara area were last year appointed as booth-level officers to update the voters' list and undertake other poll-related works, police said.

They were supposed to carry out the works between June 2018 and February this year, he said.

However, since the 26 teachers did not turn up for the work, an electoral registration in-charge of the area complained to police, he said.

Based on the complaint, the teachers were on Tuesday booked under Section 32(1) (breach of official duty in connection with preparation of electoral rolls) of the Representation of People Act, Katkar said.

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First Published: Wed, March 13 2019. 11:20 IST