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UP Election 2017: BJP candidate 'found' distributing money, case lodged

The Police Subsequently Lodged A Case Against Tripathi And His Associate Babulal Allegedly For Committing The Electoral Malpractices And Various Other Penal Offenses.

PTI | Updated on: 07 Mar 2017, 11:16:21 PM
UP Polls: BJP candidate 'found' distributing money, case lodged


BJP candidate from Bhadohi Ravindra Nath Tripathi was on Tuesday found allegedly distributing money to voters in the constituency which goes to poll on Wednesday and a case was lodged against him.

On a tip off that a candidate was distributing money among voters in Madehur village, a police team reached the scene and “caught” him and seized Rs 7,200 in cash which had been distributed among the locals, said Suryava police station in charge Sunil Verma.

The police subsequently lodged a case against Tripathi and his associate Babulal allegedly for committing the electoral malpractices and various other penal offenses.

Verma said though Tripathi is yet to be arrested, the police has nabbed his associate Babulal. Polling for the seat is to be held on Wednesday.

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First Published : 07 Mar 2017, 11:11:00 PM