New Delhi: Nadia district nodal election officer Arnab Roy, in-charge of EVMs and VVPATs in Ranaghat parliamentary constituency in West Bengal, has reportedly gone missing.

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Nadia had two parliamentary constituencies – Ranaghat and Krishnanagar – where elections are slated to be held on April 29, in the fourth phase of Lok Sabha elections. The Ranaghat parliamentary constituency is a Trinamool Congress stronghold.

An FIR has been filed into the case and another officer has also been appointed in Roy’s place. “Arnab Roy, in his 30s, has been missing since the afternoon of April 18. He is still untraceable,” said a senior police officer of Nadia district.

The Chief Electoral Officer of the state has sought a report on the matter from the District Election Officer. The Election Commission and police are taking all possible steps to trace the missing officer, Commission sources said.

 

With IANS inputs