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Man booked for clicking photo of EVM after casting vote in Mangaluru

According to the police, between 7 am and 10 am, a voter after casting his vote, took a picture of EVM and later shared it on a WhatsApp group.
Last Updated : 26 April 2024, 14:47 IST
Last Updated : 26 April 2024, 14:47 IST

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Mangaluru: A voter has been booked for sharing a photo of the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) and attempting to influence people in Karnataka's Mangaluru.

According to the police, between 7 am and 10 am, a voter after casting his vote, took a picture of EVM and later shared it on a WhatsApp group. The picture was shared multiple times across various platforms. Following which, a joint investigation was conducted by the Flying Squad Team (FST) and the police, and an FIR has been filed for unduly influencing the election process and violating official orders that prohibit use of mobile phone inside polling booths.

The FIR was registered under IPC sections 171F and 123, the Representation of the People Act (RP Act), and IPC section 188. The matter will be further investigated by the police and submitted to the Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC), Puttur.

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Published 26 April 2024, 14:47 IST

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