Puri: A complaint has been lodged against BJP’s Satyabadi MLA candidate at Gadisagoda police station for his alleged involvement in vandalising EVMs at a booth in Birakishorepur in Puri district yesterday.
According to sources, the complaint has been filed by the Presiding Officer of the concerned booth against the saffron party’s MLA candidate Om Prakash Mishra. Cops have also seized a pistol from the booth premise and detained two persons, said to be associates Mishra, in this connection.
Besides, Puri Collector Jyotiprakash Das had also recommended for stringent action against the miscreants responsible for the vandalism of EVMs during the polling.
Notably, some miscreants ransacked two EVMs at Birakishorepur booth in Satyabadi area of Puri district and an EVM at booth no – 222 in Kamasasan village under Brahmagiri Assembly constituency while the polling for third phase elections was underway yesterday.
Police have registered a case under relevant Sections of the IPC and Arms Act.