Fake electoral rolls: 17 teachers suspended

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Dantewada, Chhattisgarh, Sep 20 (UNI) Seventeen teachers were suspended for irregularities in preparing electoral rolls in the anti-naxal Salwa Judum relief camps in southern Bastar, official sources said today.

Bastar Divisional Commissioner Ganesh Shankar Mishra suspended the teachers following complaints of adding fake names in the rolls yesterday.

About 50,000 tribals displaced from their native villages due to the hostilities between naxalites and anti-naxal Salwa Judum volunteers had been given shelter in the government run relief camps.

The administration is planning to set up polling booths at the relief camps as the villages still remained deserted.

The government supported Salwa Judum movement was launched in June 2005 and the Supreme Court recently directed the state government to immediately stop it.

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