Locals detain polling party over “EVM tampering” in Malkangiri villages

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Malkangiri: Tension erupted in MV-60 and MV-65 in Malkangiri district yesterday after locals detained a polling party alleging EVM tampering following the polling.

According to sources, residents of both the villages locked the polling party officials after they allegedly spotted them tampering with the EVM following the voting for first phase election.

The irate villagers also questioned the officials the reason behind not sealing the EVM in front of the agent. Failing to get a satisfactory explanation, the villagers locked the polling party at the voting centre.

A similar incident was also reported from MV-65. On being informed about the incident, Malkangiri SP reached the village and pacified the locals, sources said.

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