Fomer Assam DGP Harekrishna Deka talking to media persons in Assam on Tuesday
Fomer Assam DGP Harekrishna Deka talking to media persons in Assam on Tuesday

I didn't complain of EVM malfunction fearing punishment: Former Assam DGP Harekrishna Deka

ANI | Updated: Apr 24, 2019 05:33 IST

Guwahati (Assam) [India], Apr 24 (ANI): Former Assam DGP Harekrishna Deka has alleged that the voter-verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) machine at a polling booth here had malfunctioned as the machine displayed some other name and not the one he had voted for.
Deka, however, said he did not lodge a formal complaint fearing punishment if the claim is not proved.
“My polling booth was Lachit Nagar LP School and I was the first to go inside. It was a bit late but I don’t know the reason. However, when I voted, it didn’t show the name of the candidate against whom I have pressed the button. It showed somebody else name,” said Harekrishna Deka on Tuesday.
“I told them that there is some anomaly. They said that I can challenge it. They told that they will give me a receipt and I will have to pay Rs two and then it will be checked. However, they said that in case I have given a false complaint I will be punished for six months,” said the former DGP.
“I don’t want to take the risk,” he said adding " How do I know how will it be proven?"
There are 14 Lok Sabha constituencies in Assam. Voting was held for third and last phase for Assam  for four seats on Tuesday (ANI)

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