Chhattisgarh, Dec.07: Two individuals, who claimed to be employed by Reliance Jio, were detained by police from near a strong room in Chhattisgarh. News agency ANI reported, “Two persons detained in possession of laptops from a strong room in Jagdalpur yesterday.”
A police official was quoted by the news agency, “They (apprehended individuals) are saying they’re employed with Jio. It’s being investigated if they’ve IDs. It’s not possible to enter strong room without IDs. We can say anything only after probe.”
According to a tweet by ANI, a police officer said, "They’re saying they’re employed with Jio. It’s being investigated if they’ve IDs...We can say anything only after probe."
Two policemen responsible for the security of the strongroom have been suspended.
Interestingly, only a day earlier, a BSF sub-inspector was removed from strongroom duty at Chhattisgarh’s Bemetara district for allegedly using a laptop outside the strongroom.
The sub-inspector in question, Vikram Kumar Mehra, was removed after the Congress raised questions about the security of EVMs in the strongrooms. Vikram was part of the 175th battalion of the Border Security Force according to PTI.
Polling in Chhattisgarh was completed in two phases, on 12th and 20th November, after which the EVMs were moved to strongrooms at district headquarters.