Police informed the routine authority that the allegations are grave and it will take time to prepare a status report.
Police Saturday could not file its status report with regard to ‘bogus voting’ case in Khanyar assembly segment as the Chief Judicial Magistrate Srinagar Virendar Singh Bahu had proceeded on leave to visit his native place.
Pertinently, Chief Judicial Magistrate Srinagar, after acting on a complaint filed by People’s Democratic Party losing candidate Muhammad Khurshid Alam, had directed Station House Officer Khanyar Nisar Ahmed to investigate the alleged bogus voting in Khanyar constituency during the recently held assembly elections and submit a report before it by or before February 14.
The counsel for the petitioner advocate M.A.Shah informed CNS that the proceedings could not take place as the CJM Srinagar had proceeded on leave. He said case was listed but the prosecution pleaded for the adjournment while police also sought adjournment through prosecution.
“Police informed the routine authority that the allegations are grave and it will take time to prepare a status report,” he said adding that the case has been listed for next hearing on February 21.
The PDP petitioner while referring to the documentary evidence collected in support of his claim, has pleaded before the Court that, “It is abundantly clear that there has been multiple entry of voters of 261+78 = 339, expired voters 97, non-existing voters 1381 and non-resident voters 2 besides as per the lists furnished by the BLOs.
The number of such voters is 30+63+23+6+3+2 = 127. Thus the total number of such bogus voters is 339+97+1381+2+127=1946.”
The petitioner submitted that NC candidate Sagar was declared successful by 1167 votes and the result would have been quite reverse had bogus voters been deleted and the requisite correction in electoral rolls been ordered in time.