Delhi polls: EC embarrassed over bogus voter cards with images of Bollywood stars

New Delhi: It was embarrassing for EC officials to find a dozen of Voter cards bearing photographs of film stars. The officials found this while going through the final electoral roll for Delhi elections. The
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India TV News Desk January 09, 2015 19:27 IST

New Delhi: It was embarrassing for EC officials to find a dozen of Voter cards bearing photographs of film stars. The officials found this while going through the final electoral roll for Delhi elections. The election commission has already skimmed off  60,000 dubious voters from the list.
 
“Out of these 12 such bogus voter identity cards 10 are of males bearing the photograph of film star Akshay Kumar downloaded from internet while rest two are of females with a photo of actress Riya Sen. The applications for these voters were sent online from the same email,” Ankur Garg, deputy electoral officer of South West district, told a newspaper.
Garg also confirmed that Chief electoral officer has ordered verification of entire electoral roll and more such cases are likely to emerge.
 
Election commission is also issuing notices to such voters with doubtful credentials but it has not been confirmed whether it was a mistake on the part of voter or the government officials.
 
The CEO has also decided to take actions against those who have got a new voter id issued without canceling the old one.
 
 
Besides, the election officials have also come across 15 voters from Bijwasan assembly who already have their names enrolled in Haryana's voter list.
 
“We are putting all these voters in ASD (Absent, Shifted and Dead) list, we are also issuing notices to them to opt for one voter list either in Delhi or Haryana,” added the officer.


As per the section 31 of Representation of People Act 1950, such offences can invite imprisonment of one year.

However, since there is lack of action in these matters, nobody cares.
 
 
Around 1.30 crores voters have been enlisted in the voter list for the upcoming Delhi Elections.  Meanwhile, Aam Admi Party has alleged that there are 4 lakh bogus voters included in  the final list and have approached Election commission and Delhi High Court to remove these names.

 
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