Voter ID scam: Two arrested, more to follow
Two persons have been arrested in connection with the voter ID scam which rocked Karnataka ahead of the crucial May 12 elections. Chief Electoral Officer of Karnataka, Sanjeev Kumar while confirming this development also did not rule out the possibility of more arrests.
"This is a very serious matter. Two people have been arrested as of now. There is a possibility of more arrests. The case is currently being investigated," Kumar said while addressing a press conference in Bengaluru.
Speaking to news agency ANI, Kumar said, "We are trying to reach the truth at the earliest. However, one thing is certain that nobody has broken into our system and no new voter ID cards have been made."
For those unversed, nearly 9,746 voter ID cards were found from a flat in SLV Park View Apartment in Bengaluru's Jalahalli locality on Tuesday night, following which the BJP accused Congress of orchestrating the racket to gain an advantage in the upcoming state assembly polls.
In return, Congress has claimed that the flat belongs to a BJP-linked person.
Meanwhile, the BJP also demanded the cancellation of polling in Rajarajeshwari Nagar constituency where assembly elections are due on May 12 along with the rest of the state.
The results for the same will be declared on May 15.
|Karnataka Assembly Election dates|
|Date of notification||April 17|
|Last date to file nominations||April 24|
|Last date to withdraw nominations||April 27|
|Date of polling||May 12|
|Date of counting||May 15|