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Assam: Repoll in one polling station after EVM controversy

The Election Commission on Friday ordered a repoll at a polling station in Ratabari seat of Assam after the presiding officer carried the EVM after polling in a vehicle which reportedly belonged to a BJP candidate.

In a statement, the EC said the presiding officer and three other officials have been placed under suspension.

“Although seals of the EVM were found intact, it has nevertheless been decided to do a re-poll at No. 149- Indira M.V. School of LAC 1 Ratabari (SC) as an added precaution,” the poll panel said.

Violence broke out in Karimganj district of Assam on Thursday night after some Congress and AIUDF supporters spotted a BJP candidate”s vehicle being used to take a polled EVM to the strong room, forcing the police to fire in the air to bring the situation under control.

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