Army officers claim miscreants obstructed them from casting votes in Madhya Pradesh, lodge complaint

The Army officials have requested the police to register an FIR against the miscreants and take necessary action against them.

Published: 02nd May 2019 10:58 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd May 2019 10:58 AM   |  A+A-

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Electronic Voting Machines inside a polling station. (File photo| EPS)


JABALPUR: Army officials in Madhya Pradesh's Jabalpur have filed a complaint against unidentified miscreants for allegedly trying to snatch their voter ID cards of general voters, obstructing Army voters posted in Cantonment there and circulating videos to malign the Army's image, on April 29.

"On 29 April 2019, day of voting for Parliamentary Elections, soldiers and their spouses of the Grenadiers Regimental Centre proceeded to cast their votes on a bona fide transport viz Army vehicle at Booth no 146, Swami Vivekananda Higher Secondary School, Katanga, Jabalpur. At booth no 146 when the soldiers of the Indian Army were in the process of exercising their right to vote, certain miscreants approached and snatched their voter identity cards by using criminal force and tried to obstruct them from casting their votes," the letter dated May 01 stated.

"...By circulating the video in the social media there has been a deliberate attempt by the unidentified miscreants to malign the image of the Indian Army and its soldiers participating peacefully in democratic process," the letter read.

The Army officials have requested the police to register an FIR against the miscreants and take necessary action against them.

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