LokSabha 2019: BJP member booked for distributing money

ST CORRESPONDENT
Friday, 26 April 2019

According to the police, around 5 pm during the polling, a complaint was received. The complainant, a local leader of Prakash Ambedkar-led Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi, had sent a video of a person distributing money outside the polling station Pusalkar Vasti in Lingali village. 

PUNE: The deputy sarpanch of a village in Daund taluka, has been booked by the Pune rural police for allegedly distributing money outside a polling station on April 23, during voting in the Baramati Lok Sabha constituency.

The police said that the accused is a Bharatiya Janta Party member. The key contest for the Baramati seat is between Supriya Sule of Nationalist Congress Party and Kanchan Kul of the BJP. According to the police, around 5 pm during the polling, a complaint was received. The complainant, a local leader of Prakash Ambedkar-led Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi, had sent a video of a person distributing money outside the polling station Pusalkar Vasti in Lingali village. 

The Flying Squad Team of the EC  took cognisance of the video and they found that the person seen in the video was Ganesh Jagdale, who is the deputy sarpanch of Lingali village. Accordingly, an FIR was registered against Jagdale for Offence under 171B (giving gratification for inducing voting for a certain candidate) of the Indian Penal Code. Police officials said that a search has been launched to find Jagdale.

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