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HP Cong seeks registration of FIR against ex-Chopal SDM for "tampering" with EVMs

Press Trust of India  |  Shimla 

A day after (SDM) Mukesh Repaswal was transferred to the state education department, Himachal on Wednesday demanded registration of a criminal case against him for allegedly tampering with EVMs.

In a written complaint to the (CEO), Himachal said a criminal case should be registered against Repaswal for "tampering" with EVMs.

Talking to mediapersons here, state demanded Repaswal's custodial interrogation to find out at whose behest he had "tampered" the EVMs.

The Congress alleged Repaswal had "tampered" the EVMs at the behest of BJP leaders and that similarly EVMs may have been "tampered" in other places as well.

(CAPFs) should be deployed outside strong rooms where EVMs have been kept, he said.

The State Devesh Kumar could not be contacted for a comment on the matter.

Repaswal was Tuesday transferred as Special Secretary, Education as he had reportedly ordered the opening of the EVM strong room in October last year without seeking prior permission.

Kimta said Repaswal had opened the strong room in October last year without taking any permission from the under the excuse of holding his revenue court there.

Repaswal had broken the strong room's lock, he alleged.

The Congress said his party had lodged the complaint with and the state at the time "but the state did not bother to take any action".

Now, the transferred him after code of conduct came into force but his mere transfer is inadequate, he added.

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First Published: Wed, March 13 2019. 22:50 IST