Assam EVM row: Police arrest three

The Karimganj District Magistrate (DM) in Assam has ordered a magisterial inquiry and the police arrested three people in connection with the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) found in a BJP candidate’s vehicle on Thursday night.

A district official said that the Karimganj DM Anbamuthan MP has ordered the magisterial inquiry and entrusted Additional District Magistrate Rajeshan Terang to conduct the probe and submit the report within three days.

“… This incident posed a threat to security of the polled EVMs and has an adverse effect on the law and order situation,” the order said.

Peoples protest had broken out on the outskirts of Karimganj town on Thursday night after a crowd spotted a BJP candidate’s vehicle being used to transport a polled EVM to the strong room, prompting the police to fire in the air to bring the situation under control.