Voter caught voting multiple times in Uttar Pradesh, arrested by police

The Election Commission (EC) took decisive action on Monday, May 20, when it discovered a case of multiple voting in Uttar Pradesh during the ongoing Lok Sabha elections.

Rajan Singh was arrested by state police after being seen voting multiple times in favor of the Bharatiya Janata Party.


The incident was revealed just before the fifth phase of the General elections. An FIR has been registered against Singh under sections 171-F and 419 of the IPC, as well as sections 128, 132, and 136 of the Representation of People Act 1951. The FIR was filed at Nayagaon police station in Etah district. Singh hails from the village of Khiriya Pamaran in Etah.

The video showing Singh voting multiple times was reportedly taken at booth number 43 of the primary school in Khiriya Pamaran, part of the Aliganj assembly constituency in Etah.

Navdeep Rinwa, the state Chief Electoral Officer, announced that all members of the polling party at the booth will face suspension and disciplinary action. A repoll will be conducted at the affected polling station.

Uttar Pradesh is a politically crucial state as it has highest number of Lok Sabha seats at 80.