Palghar by-election: Police arrests officials for carrying EVM machine in private vehicle

Election Commission employees of Booth number 17 at Chinchare took the EVM machine through private vehicle instead of the assigned Election Commission (EC) bus.

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After the polling for Palghar Lok Sabha by-election was over, some employees of Booth number 17 at Chinchare took the EVM machine through private vehicle instead of the assigned Election Commission (EC) bus. 

The vehicle was a red colour car and number plate stated MH-BS380. However, some people stopped the vehicle near Karat village and inquired EC official Deepak Khot and Manohar Khande about the same. The reason for bringing the EVM in a private vehicle is still unclear but the police have arrested these officials. 

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As the citizens stopped the car and inquired the officials, they got into a scuffle and tried to take out the EVM machines out from the car. However, after the argument, the citizens called the police who in turn informed the EC about the whole incident. 

Palghar's Collector Dr Prashant Naranvar told that after the polling is over, all EVM machines have been set up to carry in the government vehicles.

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