U'khand polls: Police summon 4 army personnel for tampering postal ballots
The polling in Uttarakhand took place for the 70 seat Assembly on February 14. The counting of votes will take place on March 10.
After former Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat shared a purported video of the army personnel allegedly tampering with the postal ballots in an army centre in Jammu, the Pithoragarh police have summoned four personnel in the matter.
The soldiers belong to the 2 Kumaon regiment and are posted in Jammu.
Speaking to ANI over the phone, Superintendent of Police Lokeshwar Singh said, "This viral video is of four soldiers of two Kumaon regiments of the army. It was made viral by making a video in Jammu. The person who sent and made the video is also a young man from 2 Kumaon. The police have sent a summon to all under 161 CrPC."
The SP further informed that the names of the army personnel allegedly tampering with the ballot papers have been identified.
"This action has been taken after identifying the names of the army personnel seen in the video. The person to whom this video was sent and went viral for the first time in DidiHat has also been identified," he said.
Further investigation into the matter is underway.
Earlier on Tuesday, Rawat had tweeted in Hindi that is roughly translated, "I am making a small video viral for everyone's information, in this how one person is ticking all votes in one centre of the army and even doing the same signature of all the people, See a sample of that, will the election commission want to take cognizance of it?"
Notably, the polling in Uttarakhand took place for the 70 seat Assembly on February 14. The counting of votes will take place on March 10.