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Telangana CEO warns those spreading false news on social media

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

Telangana Chief Electoral Officer Tuesday said stringent action would be taken against those spreading false on as a video purportedly showing of EVMS in an autorickshaw at went viral.

The video purportedly showedElectronic Voting Machines (EVMs) being taken in an autorickshaw at without any security cover Monday night.

The said the EVMs were dummy instruments and being transported from Tahsildar's office to a warehouse.

The video went viral giving rise to speculation that the voting machines were "vulnerable."

falls under Nizamabad constituency from where 185 candidates including 178 farmers were contesting.

went to the polls on April 11.

K Chandrasekhar Raos daughter is seeking re-election from this constituency.

"There are legal provisions to initiate stringent action against individuals and parties found guilty of spreading and other acts with the intention to undermine the efforts of the and the functioning of democracy in the country," he told a press conference.

He explained the various electoral procedures followed on transport and storage of EVMs, maintenance of security at strongrooms and announcement of polling percentage.

The entire process was conducted under CCTV surveillance and a tight security in the presence of observers and representatives of political parties, the Chief Electoral Officer added.

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First Published: Tue, April 16 2019. 22:40 IST