Attempt to cast bogus vote at Manjeshwar during bypoll: CEO

Team Udayavani, Oct 22, 2019, 9:14 PM IST

Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Electoral Officer Teeka Ram Meena on Tuesday confirmed there was an attempt to cast a bogus vote at Manjeshwaram in Kasaragod where Assembly bypoll took place on October 21.

He said a case has been registered under various sections of Indian Penal Code.

“The incident happened at Manjeshwar. A woman named Nabeesa came there for another lady who is also named Nabeesa. The presiding officer found out that she was not a voter of that polling booth,” he said.

She was handed over to the police and a case has been registered under various sections of IPC, he told reporters.

Nabeesa was arrested for impersonation as she allegedly tried to cast a bogus vote in a booth.

She was later released on bail.

Manjeshwar saw 75.78 per cent voter turnout

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