Maharashtra: 27 teachers booked for refusing election work

At least 27 teachers from the district have been booked for allegedly refusing to do election-related duty, police said today.

Published: 25th November 2017 01:26 PM  |   Last Updated: 25th November 2017 01:51 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

YAVATMAL: At least 27 teachers from the district have been booked for allegedly refusing to do election-related duty, police said today.

The teachers refused the work of updating the Voters' List, a senior police official said.

Following complaints from tehsildars of Ralegaon, Babhulgaon and Kalamb tehsil in Ralegaon assembly seat, a case was recently registered at the respective police stations, he said.

Officials from district administration said the teachers were appointed as Booth Level Officers (BLOs) to carry out the work from November 15 to 30.

But 27 teachers refused to work saying it was not educational work. Since they did not turn up to work, we decided to lodge complaints at various police stations, they added.

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