Ghazipur: BSP Candidate Goes To Strong Room After Video of EVMs Being Transported Surfaces, Police Tell Him To Leave
EVM fraud is suspected to have taken place at the Ghazipur constituency in Uttar Pradesh.
The situation near Ghazipurs’s Jangipur Krishi Mandi committee in Uttar Pradesh was tense on Monday, May 20. After videos surfaced of EVMs allegedly being transported illegally, the Bahujan Samaj Party candidate from Ghazipur, Afzal Ansari, arrived at the strong-room to check if the security was adequate but was told by the on-duty cops to leave.
Sources said that Ansari arrived at the scene, fearing for the safety of the EVMs. When he arrived at the strong-room, sources told NewsCentral24x7, he and other party workers sat at an appropriate distance from the room. The cops present there, however, acted in a suspicious manner and asked him to leave.
Following that, both sides got into an argument, as seen in a video shared by Asim Shamshi, an Uttar Pradesh-based journalist.
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— Satya Vachan (@Asimshamshi) May 20, 2019
In the video, Ansari can be seen telling the cops that two cars with EVMs were already caught in Chandauli. “I’m going to sit here… if you want to move us, go shoot us,” he told the policeman in-charge angrily. Other BSP workers can also be seen telling the cops that the security at the strong-room was inadequate until they arrived.
Ansari then proceeded to the mandi where he, along with Jangipur MLA Virendra Kumar Yadav of the Samajwadi Party and Jakhania (Ghazipur district) MLA Triveni Ram and other party workers, began protesting.
A local police officer told NewsCentral24x7 that they were busy managing the crowd at the moment and disconnected the call. NewsCentral24x7 tried contacting Ansari but he did not answer the calls.