HC issues notice over Sangha polls

Published: 18th October 2013 08:53 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th October 2013 08:53 AM   |  A+A-

The vacation Bench of the High Court on Thursday issued an emergent notice to the Bangalore Voters Registration officials and others in connection with a petition filed by the Karnataka Pradesh Kurubara Sangha (KPKS), seeking action against the irregularities in connection with the recent election of the KPKS.

Justice H N Nagamohan Das passed the order and directed the authorities not to destroy the ballot box, ballot papers, counter sheets and result sheets till the disposal of the petition.

Petitioner M Krishnamurthy submitted that elections for the KPKS were held in all the 30 districts on September 29, for the post of executive members, and there were elections for the post of president and secretaries in Bangalore Urban district. There are a total of 22,600 Kuruba voters in Bangalore alone, but only 6,600 voters cast their vote on that day, out of which 70 per cent are bogus votes. K M Ramachandrappa who contested for the member post in Bangalore Urban district, and Kempaiah who was the election officer at the time had committed irregularities during the election, he alleged.

Krishnamurthy further submitted that there were no records on how many ballot papers were printed. The petitioner sought to quash the entire elections and sought directions to re-conduct the elections.

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