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EC received 15 cases of damage EVMs during first phase of Lok Sabha elections

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New Delhi: While the first phase polling for the 17th Lok Sabha went peacefully “barring few stray incidents”, the Election Commission on Thursday said that they have received 15 cases of damage to electronic voting machines (EVMs).

 

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Deputy Election Commissioner Sudeep Jain said that out of the 15 incidents reported during the first phase that covered 91 Lok Sabha seats across 18 states and two Union Territories, six incidents were from Andhra Pradesh alone. Jana Sena candidate Madhusudan Gupta was arrested for breaking an EVM at Gooty in Anantapur district.

 

About 15 incidents of damaging EVMs cases reported in Phase 1 of Lok Sabha polls:

 

Another five incidents of damaging EVMs were reported from Arunachal Pradesh, two from Manipur, and one each from Bihar and West Bengal, Jain said.

 

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“We have received the complaints and appropriate legal action is being taken against those involved in damaging the EVMs,” he added.

 

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Shahadat Hossain faces yearlong ban after teammate assault

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Dhaka: Former Bangladesh Test pacer Shahadat Hossain has faced a one-year ban from the National Cricket League by the Bangladesh Cricket Board for physically assaulting his teammate Sunny Arafat during the Day 2 of the match between Dhaka Division and Khulna Division.

Shahadat was reportedly angered when Arafat said that he was not competent enough to shine the ball, according to Cricbuzz, which prompted the assault. Other teammates then rushed to break the two apart.

Shahadat’s is a level four offence in the BCB Code of Conduct, and he is understood to accept the consequences he will face. “Under the level four offenses a player will be banned from participating in any BCB competition for one year while he will be slapped with a fine of Tk 50,000,” a BCB tournament official said.

Shahadat accepted the verdict and returned back home. We have given the report of the match referee to the technical committee and they will decide his future but he has been barred of taking part in this NCL game,” he added.

The fast bowler was even jailed for torturing an 11-year-old, which led to the BCB banning him from all forms of cricket. The ban, however, was lifted by the BCB on generous grounds as the case was still under jurisdiction and Shahadat was allowed to play the domestic matches.

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