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Police arrests 2 persons for the destruction of 1st phase election proceedings

by Rinku Khumukcham
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Imphal, March 3:

Churachandpur District Police has arrested one Onjalal Kipgen of K Phaijang on March 1, 2022 for causing damage to EVM with a hammer. He was the polling agent for Leinom Polling Station. As per the FIR registered at District police, Churachandpur based on the report submitted by the Returning Officer, Henglep Assembly Constituency, the EVM allotted to Leinom Polling Station had been damaged by a person on poll day of Phase-I, February 28 at about 3.45 pm. The District Police, during their course of investigation through eye witness testimony and call tracing arrested Onjalal Kipgen from B Aijalon area of Churachandpur District.
It may be mentioned that such offence is in contravention to section 3 of the Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act, 1984, section 171-C, section 427 and section 506 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860, and is punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to five years and with fine.
In another incident, District Police, Kangpokpi also arrested one Manggoulun Haolai (19) of Mollen, Kamsei Village, Ukhrul District. He was arrested as per a complaint lodged by Returning Officer, Saikul Assembly Constituency Bungba Maibam Khuman for causing damage to VVPAT machines at around 11.40 am February 28, first phase poll day at Leplen polling Station by some unknown miscreants.
A case was registered at Saikul Police Station on the same day as per the complaint lodged and later added Section 136(2)(b) Representation of People Act, 1951. Soon after the registration of FIR, District Police led by OC Saikul police station under the supervision of, DSP Saparmeina Seikhomang Khongsai and the overall supervision of district SP Amrita Sinha started investigating the case by visiting the place of occurrence (Leplen Polling Station). An investigation is also on to arrest the other co-accused persons.

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