Srinagar, Jul 27 (UNI) The Jammu and Kashmir government has filed criminal cases against the Non-Permanent Resident (NPRs) who have managed to get themselves enrolled in the voter lists for Assembly elections.
The officials who enrolled these NPRs have been suspended, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) B R Sharma said.
He said during the course of ongoing scrutiny as part of the continuous updation of electoral rolls, three instances have come into the notice of the department -- one each from District Baramulla, Srinagar and Pulwama --, whereby some NPRs have managed to get themselves enrolled in the electoral rolls on the basis of false declaration.
He said immediate action has been taken by the concerned District Election Officers to ensure that the names of such NPRs are deleted from the electoral rolls.
He said instructions have also been issued to the District Election Officer of Baramulla, Srinagar and Pulwama to lodge complaints against these NPRs for making false declaration on the basis of which they have got themselves enrolled in the electoral rolls which is meant only for the permanent residents of the state.
The defaulting officials have also been suspended and charge sheeted. He said in a huge exercise like this, some errors are bound to creep in and these can be only human mistakes and attributing any motive or design to these is uncalled for.
Mr Sharma said every care is taken to ensure that only the permanent residents of the state are enrolled in the electoral rolls which is meant for them.
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