Ahmednagar (Gujarat): A case has been registered against an unidentified person who allegedly tried to insert the name of Shirdi Saibaba as a voter in the local assembly constituency in Ahmednagar district. Shirdi Saibaba’s name was allegedly inserted through the online system of the Election Commission, an official said on Wednesday. Also Read - Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil Resigns as Leader of Opposition in Maharashtra Assembly
The matter was detected by the authorities during the scrutiny of the forms, following which, they approached the police and filed a complaint against some unknown persons. Rahta police station inspector Arun Pardeshi said that the incident had occurred last year on December 4. The person also mentioned Saibaba’s age as 24 and his father’s name as ‘Ram’. Also Read - Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Ahmednagar, Madha, Sangli, Satara, Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg, Kolhapur, Hatkanangle seats in Maharashtra
“An unidentified person on December 4 accessed the online registration system of the EC and tried to register Saibaba’s name as a voter from Shirdi assembly segment. The person mentioned Saibaba’s age as 24 and his father’s name as Ram. The person mentioned the famous temple in Shirdi as the address of Saibaba,” Pardeshi said. Also Read - ED arrests ex-manager of Maha co-op society in money laundering case
The case was registered after Sachin Mhaske, the Nayab Tehsildar (Election Branch), Rahta found Shirdi Saibaba’s name in the electoral system. “Somebody made an attempt to enrol Saibaba’s name as a voter by filling form no. 6 (for voter registration). The incident came to light during scrutiny of forms,” he told PTI.
The case was first investigated by the Crime branch but was later shifted to Rahta Police which, Pardeshisaid, delayed the investigation.