Postal voting in police dept: Ramesh Chennithala to move HC
Thiruvananthapuram: Leader of opposition, Ramesh Chennithala, said he would approach the High Court seeking its immediate intervention into the irregularities in postal voting in police department.
Addressing a press conference, Chennithala said he would approach the HC seeking to cancel the postal votes and arrange a facility for all police officers who were on election duty to cast their votes using a facilitation center under the supervision of the state Chief Electoral Officer (CEO).
The chief electoral officer was given three letters in connection with the irregularities in postal voting in police department. The CEO handed over the first letter to the state police chief. However, no further action was taken suggesting that there were no issues, said Chennithala.
After the irregularities were revealed by media, two more letters were sent to the CEO seeking inquiry into the matter. Following this, the CEO directed the DGP to register a case and conduct a probe, he added.
“I am approaching the court as there are only 12 days left for counting of votes. The inquiry is being delayed and the case may be sabotaged,” clarified the Congress leader.
“The matter got worse because my first letter was ignored. The case is now being investigated by the same police chief, who had initially said that there were no problems. This increases the chances of the case being sabotaged,” he added.