DEO summons probe against Arunachal BJP nominee

Itanagar : The District Electoral Officer (DEO) of Kurung Kumey district in Arunachal Pradesh has ordered an inquiry against a BJP candidate and his supporters for allegedly assaulting a magistrate on duty.

Santosh Kumar Rai, in a notification issued on Saturday, ordered a magisterial inquiry into the ‘physical assault’ of Jill Gyamar, who was on election duty near Leel village under Sangram circle of the district. The order has been issued against BJP candidate Lokam Tassar, his personal security officer and other supporters, who had allegedly attacked the magistrate 24 March in presence of the circle officer and the district magistrate, officials said.

The probe shall be conducted by Sangram SDO Otem Jamoh and submitted to the DEO by 2 April, the order said.

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