There are complaints of bogus voting in Bihar during EVM and EPIC. A new model is being implemented to prevent fake voting in the assembly elections. Araria has shown the way This model was implemented by the then SP Dhurta Sayali Savala Ram of Araria district in the Lok Sabha elections. This has not only reduced voting in the name of another communally highly sensitive Araria, but three dozen people who have tried such cases are still facing trial.
Preparations for how this model will be implemented in Bihar have started. The Office of the Chief Electoral Officer has written detailed instructions to Additional Director General of Police Jitendra Kumar. He has said that the award-winning Araria model should be implemented all over Bihar on National Voters’ Day. Get Araria model training to 1.25 lakh policemen.
This model has received the President’s Award
The SP of Bihar cadre of 2010 batch, who hails from Maharashtra, has also been honored with the Rashtrapati Puraskar this year on Voters Day for this work.
Model of continuous and assured testing
Araria is a very sensitive district. Politics also bears the mark of communal polarization. In the era of voter identity card (EPIC) and electronic voting machine (EVM), there was a complaint that someone else came to vote in someone’s name. To prevent this, the model was implemented in the last Lok Sabha election. A cluster of every 10 booths was formed in the district. A team was formed under the leadership of a police officer to monitor those ten booths. On the polling day, this team had to continuously check only at the ten booths where their duty is engaged.
Three times training, SOP implemented
Sayali created its own separate SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) for clean voting. Police personnel were also given training in three phases. 755 police personnel trained. This included 133 Under Police Inspectors (ASI), 111 Assistant Police Inspectors (SI) and 13 Inspectors. Each team was given the responsibility, keep rounds at their booth continuously throughout the day. Check everyone in the queue for voting. Specifically, the nail was scrutinized, so that those who applied nail polish to the voting ink were identified. Special arrangements were also made to investigate women with veil and mask.
Photographs and faces were printed in his identity card. Some voters are like this, Those who have the same name. Hamnam identity cards were also used for bogus voting. The police team closely examined the identity card. Mixed the name and father’s name. When in doubt, ask for another identity card. This system of careful investigation resulted in reduced bogus voting. There were lawsuits against more than two dozen people. Now this model has to be tested all over Bihar.
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