The entry of a man into the strong room at Dibrugarh has raised many questions.

The Dibrugarh District Congress Committee (DCC) has lodged a complaint with the Dibrugarh deputy commissioner-cum-returning officer regarding the matter.

The Dibrugarh DCC alleged that a person entered the strong room at Dibrugarh Government Boys’ High Secondary School on March 31.

Dibrugarh district went to the polls on March 27, 2021 in the first phase of the Assam Assembly election 2021.

According to a member of the Congress, the EVMs of the Lahowal Assembly constituency of Dibrugarh district have been kept in the strong room at Dibrugarh Government Boys’ High Secondary School.

The CCTV camera installed at the strong room has allegedly caught the ‘shadow’ of a person sneaking into the strong room where the EVMs of the Lahowal Assembly constituency have been kept.

The Congress alleged that the shadow of the person, caught entering the strong room, has been clearly seen on CCTV No 6.

After receiving the complaint, Dibrugarh deputy commissioner-cum-returning officer Pallav Gopal Jha reached the strong room and took the stock of the situation.

The Dibrugarh deputy commissioner claimed the room, where CCTV No 6 has been installed, doesn’t have EVMs but there are other election-related documents.

However, the deputy commissioner did not divulge any details about the person who entered the strong room and the purpose of his entry.

He also did not reveal what action would be taken against the person, who entered the strong room as such entry is “illegal”.

Dibrugarh district has 7 Legislative Assembly constituencies and the State Assembly polls ended in the district on March 27 in the first phase.

Avik Chakraborty

Avik Chakraborty is Northeast Now Correspondent in Dibrugarh. He can be reached at: babs8oct@gmail.com