The owner of Universal Mee-Seva, Syed Abdul Rahaman, was arrested by Rachakonda police, while he tried to distribute Voter ID cards. The crime occurred at the time when Telangana is witnessing robust political campaigns ahead of the Municipal polls.
The incident occurred during the wee hour of January 16th 2020. Complainant G. Vinay- Sub Inspector of Police – Balapur told NewsMeter, “While conducting vehicle checking at Errakunta chowrastha, at around 4 AM on January 16th , our staff found Syed Abdul Rahaman, who had just got down of an auto, move suspiciously. He tried to escape from the police. However, the police party caught him close to the spot, on enquiry, the staff found 125 voter IDs cards in his possession”.
On further questioning , Syed admitted to having printed Voter ID cards belonging to Jalpally Municipality residents sans their permission.
“Without their consent, Syed printed ID cards with an intent to sell it to a political leader,” added the sub-inspector.
The accused was arrested and produced before the Additional metropolitan magistrate-L.B Nagar while the ID cards were confiscated. The case has been handed over to Falaknuma police station on the point of jurisdiction.
Bogus votes found in Manikonda
Around 250 votes in ward 2 of Telangana’s Manikonda village have turned out to be bogus. The incident came to light when a congress candidate visited the ward as part of the election campaign. The candidate was not able to meet the voters mentioned in the list as there was no mention of the door numbers. On further enquiry, it was found that the names in the list were fake.
In another case, a house in the Manikonda village with 51 voters turned out to be a luxury furniture shop. House number 1-20 in ward 13 of Manikonda village had 51 eligible voters including women and men according to the electoral list for Telangana Municipal Elections. However, the list turned out to be fake when ex-MP Konda Vishweshwar Reddy visited the place as part of his door-to-door election campaign at Manikonda.