A presiding officer, who was allegedly allowing people to vote without proper documentation, has been arrested by Gauripur police in Dhubri district of Assam on Tuesday.
Dhubri Lok Sabha constituency went to third phase of parliamentary polls on Tuesday.
According to information, Gaur Prasad Barman, presiding officer of 743 No Bani Vidya Mandir LP School under the Madhusoulmari Part I area of Gauripur police station was arrested by the police on the basis of a complaint lodged by the sector officer concerned, Mrinmoy Das.
As per information, the alleged presiding officer was allowing people to vote on the basis of voter slip only issued by the Booth Level Officer (BLO) to the respective voters without seeing any relevant valid documents prescribed by the Election Commission of India.
The presiding officer in question was immediately replaced by Santosh Chandra Das, a presiding officer from the reserve pool by the district election officials.
Voter turnout in Dhubri HPC:
Meanwhile, the voting for the third phase of the election in Dhubri district ended on Tuesday at 5pm with overall 86.94 per cent polling.
It is expected that the polling percentage in the constituency will rise up once the polling officials from all corners come back from the interior areas.
Voting finished at 5 PM in all the ten constituencies of Dhubri HPC and remained incident-free.
The 4-Dhubri HPC consists of 10 LAC segments comprising three districts.
Out of 10 LAC segments, 5 are from Dhubri district, 3 are from Goalpara district and 2 are from South Salmara Mankachar district of Assam.
Till filling of this report, the South Salmara Assembly constituency under Dhubri HPC has recorded the highest 91 pc of polling followed by Dhubri with 89.85 pc.
The LACs wise voting percentages of Dhubri HPC are as follows:-
Mankachar 87%, South Salmara 91%;
Dhubri 89.85%, Gauripur 86.02%,
Golakganj 89.34%, Bilasipara West 80%,
Bilasipara East 81%, Goalpara East 87.63%,
Goalpara West 89.78% and Jaleshwar 88.34%.
Among the prominent candidates whose fate has now been locked in EVMs on Tuesday’s polling include AIUDF chief and sitting MP of Dhubri Badruddin Ajmal, ex-legislature and INC candidate Abu Taher Bepari, AGP alliance candidate Zabed Islam, TMC candidate Nurul Islam Choudhary.
Apart from them, the fate of 11 other candidates including five Independent candidates has also been locked in the EVMs.