Balloting units and other voting machines were found from a hotel in Bihar

Muzaffarpur : 2 balloting units, a control unit and 2 VVPAT machines were found from a hotel in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur on Monday. Voting was held in Muzaffarpur on May 6.

District Magistrate Alok Ranjan Ghosh said that 2 balloting unit,1 control unit and 2 VVPAT recovered from the hotel were reserved machines that were to be used in case any faulty machines needed to be replaced.

“Sector officer was given some reserved machines so that it could be replaced with faulty ones. After replacing EVMs he was left with 2 balloting unit,1 control unit and 2 VVPAT in his car,” Ghosh was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

He said that a departmental investigation would be conducted into the incident.

“He shouldn’t have unloaded the machines in the hotel which is against rules. Since he has violated an departmental investigation will be done,” he said.

On Monday, five seats in Bihar went to vote. These included Muzaffarpur, Madhubani, Saran, Hajipur and Sitamarhi.

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