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3 keep camera rolling while polling, face arrest; official in line of fire too

May 20, 2019 06:00 AM

COURTESY TIMES OF INDIA MAY 20

3 keep camera rolling while polling, face arrest; official in line of fire too
TIMES NEWS NETWORK

Chandigarh

: Sharing videos and photographs on social media while casting vote cost has three voters and a polling official dear. All four have been booked under the Representation of People Act for infringing the secrecy of vote. Of the four cases, two were registered in Ludhiana.


Police registered cases against four individuals, including polling agent of Congress’s Ludhiana candidate Ravneet Singh Bittu, for posting videos/photographs while voting. The cases have been registered in Gurdaspur, Ludhiana and Rupnagar districts. In One of the offenders in Ludhiana shared a video of him in which he can be seen casting his vote in the favour of a particular candidate in the Lok Sabha election.

According to the guidelines issued by the Election Commission, taking photographs inside a polling booth is prohibited.

Police action came after the issue was brought to the notice of the chief election officer (CEO) Punjab. Police said more residents may land in trouble as more such persons were being identified.

In another case, Mohan Fiber Company was sealed for not observing holiday under the Negotiable Instrument Act 1881, as announced by

 
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