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One arrested for alleged EVM tampering in Kolkata

The complaint was lodged at Burtolla Police Station and the 33-year-old accused was arrested from his Sree Aurobinda Sarani residence on Tuesday night.

Published: 22nd December 2021 10:43 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd December 2021 10:43 AM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

KOLKATA: Police arrested one person on the basis of a complaint lodged against him after a video showing the accused repeatedly pressing the button of an Electronic Voting Machine inside a polling booth surfaced, an officer said on Wednesday.

The complaint was lodged at Burtolla Police Station and the 33-year-old accused was arrested from his Sree Aurobinda Sarani residence on Tuesday night, he added.

"A complaint was received at Burtolla PS that the complainant received a video on his mobile phone through WhatsApp that showed one person repeatedly pressing the button of an EVM inside a polling booth. We have arrested him," he said.

When questioned, the arrested person claimed the video was made during a mock poll, the police officer said.

"However his statement will be verified and the accused person will be produced before a city court later today," he added.



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