Election Commission suspends two ROs and one ARO

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Chandigarh, May 19 (UNI) Punjab Election Commission has suspended two Returning Officers (ROs) and an Assistant Returning Officer (ARO) for negligence in duty in the conduct of Panchayat polls to be held on May 26.

The Election Commission has directed the respective District Electoral Officers to initiate action against RO of Block Mamdot in Ferozpur district, Satpal, Pawat (Cluster) RO Avtar Singh and ARO Jagdish Kumar for imposition of major penalty as they have been extremely negligent and careless and have resulted in loss of the nomination paper files and obstructed the conduct of polls, an official spokesman said.

Due to the missing of nomination paper files of candidates in two Gram Panchayats under these ROs, the Commission has also ordered to postpone the polls to these Panchayats. The new date for poll would be announced soon, the spokesman said.

He said that Station House Officer, Police Station Mamdot, had been asked to register a complaint.

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