Fourteen people, including five affiliated with the BJP, were booked on Friday for allegedly violating the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) during polling in Uttarakhand, an Election Commission official said. Also Read - Amid Rising COVID Cases, Uttarakhand CM Shortens Night Curfew Timing, Cites Festival Celebrations
Most of those booked had taken their selfies with the EVMs while casting their votes on Thursday and uploaded it on the social media, in violation of the MCC, the office of the Chief Electoral Officer said in a release here. Also Read - EC Bars BJP'S Rahul Sinha, Sends Notice To Dilip Ghosh Over Remarks On Cooch Behar Violence
A case was registered against 14 people under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and provisions of The Representation of People’s Act, the release said. Also Read - West Bengal Election 2021: Mamata Banerjee Stages Dharna in Kolkata to Protest EC's 24-Hour Campaign Ban
The cases were reported from Nainital, Udham Singh Nagar, Haridwar and Pauri, it said.
A polling personnel was also discharged from his duty after he was found drunk, the release added.
Uttarakhand went to polls for its five Lok Sabha seats in the first phase of general elections on Thursday.