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Two held for distributing cash to voters in Maval constituency


Press Trust of India Mumbai
Navi Mumbai police Sunday arrested two persons for allegedly distributing cash to voters in separate incidents in Maval Lok Sabha constituency, an official said.
In the first incident, police arrested one Pratap Arekar after he was found distributing cash of Rs 5,600 to the voters in Sukapur near Panvel, an official said.
"He was allegedly luring voters to vote for Congress-NCP candidate Parth Pawar, son of NCP leader and former deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar," he said.
In another incident, police arrested Sanjay Hiraman Patil, a businessman, at Devat village in Raigad district.
"Patil was found distributing Rs 26,100 and asking voters to vote in favour of Shiv Sena-BJP alliance candidate Shrirang Barne," he said.
Ashok Dudhe, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone-II), said, "Non-cognisable offences under section 171 (B) and 171 (E) were registered against both the accused was at Khandeshwar police station and they were arrested."

On Saturday, two persons had been arrested by Kamothe police in Navi Mumbai for distributing cash to voters, the official said.
Seventeen Lok Sabha seats, including the Maval constituency, which is divided between Pune and Raigad districts, will go to polls in the fourth and final phase of election in Maharashtra on Monday.

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First Published: Apr 28 2019 | 7:45 PM IST

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