Keys to ballot boxes ‘go missing’ from inside court building

- Post Report, SINDHUPALCHOK

May 17, 2017-Vote count in Sangachokgadhi Municipality, Sindhupalchok, was delayed by five hours on Tuesday after the keys to some ballot boxes “went missing” from inside the district court building.

Superintendent of Police Rabindra KC said the situation got tense after the keys to the ballot boxes from the wards 5, 6, 7 and 8 of Sangachokgadhi could not be found at where they had been kept.

The vote count stopped immediately as the supporters of local political parties began protesting, he added.

An all-party meeting was convened and it decided to break the padlocks since the keys could not be found.  

A CPN (Maoist Centre) leader blamed the election officials for not doing their job seriously and urged the concerned authorities ensure such mistake is not repeated.  

80-year-old elected ward chairman

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Winner declared with toss of the coin

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Published: 17-05-2017 08:21

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