Uttar Pradesh: Naib Tehsildar Caught Transporting EVMs In Unregistered Car, State Election Officer Says No Such Order Given
A group of Congress and SP-BSP workers caught Rajendra Agarwal transporting the EVMs.
In Uttar Pradesh’s Domariyaganj, EVMs have caused a new controversy. As per a report on GoNews24x7, amidst countrywide outrage of EVM malfunctions and tampering, in this eastern U.P. Lok Sabha constituency, Rajendra Agarwal, the Naib or deputy Tehsildar, was caught trying to allegedly switch EVMs.
As per the report, on May 14, two days after Domariyaganj voted, dozens of EVMs were found in Agrawal’s jeep. Besides that, the accompanying the vehicle was an unregistered pickup van, which too was loaded with EVMs.
The incident was flagged by Congress and SP-BSP workers who did not let Agrawal move. Siddharthnagar district magistrate Kunal Silku and the local SP soon made their way to the scene to handle this sensitive situation.
To defuse the situation, DM Silku allegedly told the party workers that these were unused EVMs being transported under the orders of Lucknow election officer Anil Kumar.
However, when the workers made Silku call up Kumar to confirm such an order, he allegedly denied any such claim. This led to the crowd getting further riled up.
GoNews24x7 reported that as per local news sources, Silku was finally forced to confirm the serial numbers of unused EVMs to calm the crowd. The EVMs were then taken back from Agrawal’s jeep. Party workers in the area reportedly continued to maintain vigilance in the area post that.