SC asks EC to look into media reports on EVM functioning during mock polling in Kerala

Supreme Court.

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday orally asked the Election Commission (EC) to look into media reports suggesting that Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) erroneously registered votes in favour of the BJP during mock polling in Kerala’s Kasaragod.

A bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Dipankar Datta asked senior advocate Maninder Singh, representing EC, to look into the issue raised by advocate Prashant Bhushan.

Amid the ongoing hearing on pleas seeking directions to the poll body to tally every vote cast through EVMs with Voter-Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) slips, Bhushan drew the attention of the apex court towards a news article published on Tuesday where agents of Left Democratic Front (LDF) and the United Democratic Front (UDF) candidates in Kerala alleged that BJP’s lotus was getting extra votes during the commissioning of the machines for the polling.

At this, Justice Khanna told ECI’s counsel: “Mr. (Maninder) Singh, please check this up.”

The top court is hearing the public interest litigations (PILs) seeking a direction to the EC to mandatorily cross-verify the votes cast in EVMs with VVPAT as opposed to the current practice of counting VVPAT slips of five randomly selected polling stations in each assembly constituency.

IANS

Delhi court issues summons to YouTuber Dhruv Rathee in defamation suit

New Delhi: A Delhi court has issued summons to YouTuber Dhruv Rathee in a defamation suit filed by BJP leader Suresh Karamshi Nakhua. Nakhua, an official spokesperson of BJP Mumbai,...

Delhi HC judge recuses from hearing Umar Khalid’s bail plea in UAPA case

New Delhi: A Delhi High Court judge on Monday recused himself from hearing the bail plea of former JNU scholar and student activist Umar Khalid who is behind bars since...

NEET row: SC calls for Bihar Police report, orders NTA to upload centre-wise results

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday sought a copy of the report of Bihar Police and its Economic Offences Unit (EOU) in relation to the NEET-UG question paper leak...

SC dismisses review plea filed against its verdict on Adani-Hindenburg issue

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has dismissed a review petition filed against its January 3 verdict refusing to form any SIT or group of experts to conduct an investigation into...

SC issues notice on divorce plea filed by ex-J&K CM Omar Abdullah

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice on a plea filed by former J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah seeking divorce from his wife, Payal Abdullah. A bench of...

Mere pronouncement of ‘Talaq’ 3 times does not end Muslim marriage: J&K High Court

Srinagar: In a judgement of far-reaching consequences, Jammu & Kashmir High Court has ruled that a mere pronouncement of the word ‘Talaq’ three times by the husband is not enough...

SC order on CM Kejriwal’s bail, not a victory but a setback, says BJP

New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) took potshots at the "celebrations" in Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) camp over interim bail granted to party convener Arvind Kejriwal by the Supreme...

SC grants interim bail to Kejriwal, asks him to take a call on stepping down from CM’s post

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday asked Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to take a call on stepping down from his post. "We are conscious that Arvind Kejriwal is...

‘Move high court’, SC refuses to entertain PIL seeking probe into Hathras stampede

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain a PIL seeking the immediate constitution of a five-member expert committee under the supervision of a retired apex court judge...

Woman’s live-in partner cannot be prosecuted for cruelty as husband, says Kerala HC

Kochi: In a significant ruling, the Kerala High Court stated that a woman's partner, who is not legally married, cannot be prosecuted under Section 498A of the IPC for the...

Divorced Muslim woman can seek maintenance from husband: SC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that a divorced Muslim woman is eligible to maintain a petition under Section 125 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) seeking...

SC adjourns hearing on ex-TN Minister Senthil Balaji’s bail plea

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday deferred till July 12 hearing on the bail plea of DMK leader and former Tamil Nadu Minister V. Senthil Balaji, who was arrested...

Read Previous

Kargil War was an ‘ill-conceived blunder’, admit former Pakistani military officers

Read Next

Trinamool files complaint with EC against Bengal Governor

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

WP2Social Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com