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Officials ousted after complaint of candidate’s booth entry

The Election Commission today removed three presiding officers in Murshidabad’s Jangipur constituency after Trinamul candidate Sheikh Nurul Islam entered their booths allegedly with more people than permitted and shook hands with voters and polling officials. ...   | Read..
 

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Sheikh Nurul Islam (middle) speaks to one of the three presiding officers in Sagardighi. Islam said he had gone to the polling booth alone. If the two men flanking him had indeed accompanied Islam, the MP would have broken election rules that allow only the candidate and his polling agent inside the booth. The picture above does not suggest that Islam flouted Section 144 of the CrPC, which is in force on all polling premises. The CrPC section bars the assembly of more than five persons on the polling premises. Picture by Chayan Majumdar
Officials ousted after complaint of candidate’s booth entry