Ballot unit box found on Rajasthan highway

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Jaipur, Dec 8 (IANS) A ballot unit box was found lying unattended on National Highway 27 near Shahabad town in Rajasthan’s Baran district on Friday night, police said on Friday.

Villagers who spotted the box alerted the police. The ballot unit had Kishanganj 194 and R-149 written on it.

District Election Officer S.P. Singh said two officials, Abdul Rafeeq and Naval Singh, were found guilty and suspended following the episode.

As per protocol, the machine was to be sent to the district headquarter to be kept in the strongroom, he said.

Rajasthan voted on Thursday to elect a new state Assembly. The two main contenders for power are the ruling BJP and the main opposition Congress.

–IANS

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