Take necessary action against fake calls: Election Commission to Delhi Police

NewsBharati    11-Feb-2019

New Delhi, February 11: The Election Commission has asked Delhi Police to take ‘necessary action’ against fake calls regarding Delhi’s electoral rolls.

"Various written complaints received in this regard are being enclosed herewith. Prima facie, it appears that the matter needs to be thoroughly investigated in order that the factual correctness of the averments made in the aforementioned complaints is ascertained and necessary action under relevant extant laws is taken," the complaint said.

This statement comes a day after a BJP delegation met the Chief Election Commissioner and alleged that the Aam Aadmi Party has been making such phone calls.

On Saturday, Delhi's Chief Electoral Officer had cautioned people about calls claiming that their names had been deleted from the electoral rolls. The officer had made it clear that only the electoral registration officer can add or remove names from the rolls.