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EVM controversy in MP: Khuria Returning Officer removed

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Wednesday ordered the removal of returning of assembly seat in after some machines and paper trail machines reached the strong room 48 hours after the elections were held.

These machines were meant as reserves and were not used in polling.

returning of has already been placed under suspension.

On Wednesday, returning was removed from his post and another officer was put in charge of the seat, a EC order said.

Elections in were held on November 28 and counting will take place on December 11.

Two petitions were filed Tuesday in the High Court in connection with EVMs used in the state assembly polls.

sought direction from the high court to set up a special investigation team (SIT) to probe alleged irregularities in the handling of reserve machines (EVMs) in Bhopal, Satna, Sagar, and

Senior leaders Ahmed Patel, and met EC officials Tuesday and raised a number of issues, ranging from EVM-related complaints in and Shah's statement to the arrest of the opposition party's working in

Earlier on Tuesday, also met the CEC in and demanded that EVMs should be protected in a secured place and counting should be done in an impartial and fair manner.

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First Published: Wed, December 05 2018. 22:00 IST