EC files FIR against UP man for false VVPAT | India News – Times of India


LUCKNOW: The Election Commission has lodged an FIR against a man in UP’s Azamgarh for falsely claiming that his VVPAT slip was different from the party he had voted for in Saturday’s polls.
The action followed a video-graphed “test vote” that debunked the claim.
Poll officials initially told Arvind Rajbhar (25) that he had a misunderstanding, but he stuck to his stand.
“The test vote was then conducted in front of all agents and VVPAT remained the same. The entire procedure was recorded as evidence,” UP chief electoral officer Navdeep Rinwa said.
Rajbhar was later handed over to police, followed by an FIR under IPC Section 177. This pertains to furnishing false information to a public servant.
In earlier poll phases, at least three voters in UP’s Kheri and Mohanlalganj alleged in videos that their VVPAT slips were different from their EVM option.
Two remained untraceable. Another accepted on video that her claim was false.


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