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2019 Lok Sabha Elections: West Bengal election officer incharge of EVMs reportedly missing

As the second phase of the Lok Sabha elections commenced on Thursday, reports of rampant political violence and poll malpractice have been pouring in from West Bengal.

The ongoing Lok Sabha polls in West Bengal is taking a disturbing turn as an election officer has now been missing during his election duty in Nadia on Thursday, reports ANI.

According to the reports, Nadia District Nodal Election Officer Arnab Roy has gone missing during his election duty. Arnab Roy was on duty at Bipradas Choudhury Polytechnic College on Thursday during the second phase of 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

Arnab Roy went missing from poll duty yesterday after lunch. He was the in charge of the EVMs and VVPATs. The West Bengal police have begun an investigation regarding the matter.

As the second phase of the Lok Sabha elections commenced on Thursday, reports of rampant political violence and poll malpractice have been pouring in from West Bengal. Among this, a report has surfaced that Hindu residents of a Muslim dominated village have been barred from voting in the Raiganj constituency in the state.

On Thursday, during the second phase of Lok Sabha polls, massive violence erupted in West Bengal causing apprehensions about the free and fair elections in the state. Chopra in Darjeeling constituency had witnessed widespread violence, where miscreants tried to prevent voters from casting their votes. Locals came out in protest of this and blocked the highway, and security forces had to lob tear gas shells and do lathi charge on the people to disperse them.

In another incident, a 22-year-old BJP worker Sishu Pal Shahish was killed and his body was found hanging on a tree in West Bengal’s Purulia.

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