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

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Friday ordered the removal of returning of Pali in the 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 carrying a reserve machine had gone to the BJP candidate's house following which the 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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First Published: Sat, December 08 2018. 00:00 IST