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Lok Sabha polls cancelled in Tamil Nadu's Vellore

Wednesday,17 Apr 2019

VELLORE: The Election Commission of India made a recommendation to the President to rescind the Election to Vellore Parliamentary Constituency, Tamil Nadu.

The decision of the ECI to make this recommendation was based on detection of a systematic design to influence voters in Vellore Parliamentary Constituency during the election process. The report of the DGIT(Inv.), Chennai, B. Murali Kumar, dated 5th of April 2019, details the search and seizure operations carried out on 29th and 30th of March, 2019 at the residence of Durai Murugan, MLA and Treasurer of DMK Party and Kathir Anand, s/o Durai Murugan and contesting candidate for Vellore Parliamentary Constituency and at Kingston medical College, run by the Durai Murugan Educational Trust.

The search team observed that evidently there was prior rummaging of the premises and removal of material including the control panel of the CCTV as well as the hard disks of the computers. Further discreet surveillance resulted in the confirmation that a large amount of cash and other incriminating material had indeed been shifted out of the college premises while the teams were being denied entry.

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