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Election commission orders inquiry into poll malpractices in Arunachal

By EMN Updated: May 10, 2014 11:53 pm

Itanagar, May 10

[dropcap]E[/dropcap]lection Commission of India (EC) has ordered an enquiry into the allegations of booth capturing, rigging following complaints received from various quarters in Arunachal Pradesh.
The enquiry order comes after demands were made for re-polling at Chulla polling station in Koloriang assembly constituency and Ruhi, Giba, Richik and Ha polling stations of Tali constituency in remote Kurung Kumey district, officials said.
“The enquiry officer appointed by the commission had visited the district and conducted enquiry into the matter,” Chief Electoral Officer(CEO) Chandra Bhusan Kumar said in a statement here today.At Koloriang, the officer also met various candidates and election agents, the statement said adding the enquiry was in progress and the report would be submitted to the commission for further action.
Meanwhile, the administration in the state capital today clamped prohibitory orders under article 144 of CrPc prohibiting gathering of large number of people within the radius of 200 meters around Nirvachan Bhawan complex here to ensure smooth conduct of election process.

Govt job for wife of deceased poll official

The Arunachal Pradesh government has provided compensation and a government job to the wife of a poll official who died on poll duty during the April 9 Lok Sabha and assembly elections in the state.
The Directorate of School Education has appointed Bater (Lollen) Dabi, wife of Mathew Dabi, as an assistant teacher at Namey village in East Siang district on compassionate ground, official sources said here today.
Accepting the appointment, she joined her duty today at the deputy director of school education (DDSE) office at Pasighat yesterday. An amount of twenty lakh was also sanctioned in her name as ex-gratia.
Dabi, who formally accepted the amount yesterday, earlier declined to accept it demanding the state government to initiate probe by a competent authority in to the mysterious death of her husband.
The case was handed over to the special investigating cell (SIC) of the state police for probe after Governor Lt Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma ordered for investigation into the case.
Dabi, a junior teacher of Namey village, who was appointed as polling officer, went missing on the day of polling. His body was recovered on April 17 from a gorge inside a deep forest, two kilometres away from Siine village polling station under Pangin assembly constituency.

By EMN Updated: May 10, 2014 11:53:00 pm