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Oppn leader moves HC alleging 'postal ballot fraud' in LS polls

Press Trust of India  |  Kochi 

of the Opposition in Assembly Ramesh on Monday moved the High Court alleging a postal ballot fraud in elections held in the state on April 23.

In his PIL, demanded a probe alleging that a serious postal vote fraud has been practised by "pro-government" Police Association office bearers at the behest of top-level government functionaries in connection with election.

He claimed the state's of Police, (Intelligence), submitted a report to the that the Association had collected postal ballots of officers on election duty through threats and intimidation and exercised votes by proxy against the wishes of the officers on election duty.

The ADGP in turn informed the Electoral Officer about further enquiry and prosecution proceedings against those guilty officers, claimed.

He sought a direction from the high court to the to appoint an independent commission to inquire into the "postal ballot fraud" and launch criminal prosecution against those directly or indirectly involved in it, apart from initiating departmental action against them.

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First Published: Mon, May 13 2019. 17:01 IST