Repoll ordered in 15 centres
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, February 24: Based on inputs of Returning Officers and observers of Election Commission of India as well as taking into account material circumstances re-poll has been ordered in 15 polling stations of four assembly constituencies.

repoll in the polling stations falling under Chandel, Tengnoupal, Tamei and Tamenglong ACs would be held tomorrow (Feb 25) from 7 am till 3.30 pm, said a statement released by the Chief electoral Officer, Manipur.

Out of the polling stations where the electorates would repeat their franchise rights seven falls under Tengnoupal AC, four in Tamenglong, Chandel accounting for three and one in Tamei AC.

The Tengnoupal polling stations are 42/5 Khangsim, 42/6 Kangsang (A), 42/7 Kangsang (B), 42/10 Khulsaibung, 42/14 Langol (A), 42/15 Langol (B) and 42/24 Phunal Maring.

In Tamenglong AC re-polling would be held in 53/02 Tharon, 53/04 Thingra, 53/14 Kabui Khullen and 53/21 Khebuching while 41/2 Wangparel, 41/12 Japhou Bazar Pt-I and 41/14 Mongsang Pantha of Chandel AC are the polling centres that would witness repoll.

The lone polling station where repolling would be held in Tamei AC concerns 52/5 Kadi.

While repoll had been ordered in majority of the polling stations due to cases of EVM snatching, Kangsang A&B polling stations would go to repoll after complaints of electoral irregularities were lodged that police commandos escorted a voter into the polling booth.

Sub-Inspector N Tiken of Thoubal police commando, under whose command a bullet proof vehicle barged into the polling station premise in Kangsang centre has been placed under suspension with immediate effect.

In Langol (B) polling stations complaint of bogus voting by security personnel were raised while in the case of Phunal Maring polling station the voters dispersed and failed to return after BSF personnel deployed there resorted to blank firing to foil attempt of some miscreants to snatch EVMs.

One company of security force personnel would be deployed in each of these polling stations.