While hearing the issue of re-polling in some polling stations of Peshawar City Council in the Election Commission of Pakistan, Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja inquired whether the SHO helped Arshad Ali, an independent candidate who broke the ballot box, to flee. What?
A three-member bench headed by Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja heard the case.
The Regional Election Commissioner, RO and SSP Operations appeared before the Election Commission.
The Special Secretary informed the Election Commission that it was not possible to continue polling at 5 polling stations due to law and order situation.
DMO Saeed Khan said that independent candidate Arshad Ali attacked the polling station, tore up the ballot papers and smashed the ballot boxes along with his supporters. He said that those responsible were arrested.
The Special Secretary said that there was no mention of arrest in the FIR registered by the police.
The Election Commission inquired whether there was any relative of independent candidate Arshad Ali in the police.
The Returning Officer said that NC 22 reported a deteriorating law and order situation at Qadirabad polling stations, stating that those responsible had been arrested.
The ECP sought record of phone calls from ROs and DMOs.
The Chief Election Commissioner said that the Election Commission will not see whose brother is DSP or AC, we have started criminal proceedings against those responsible for rigging in Daska elections, maybe some Get responsible for your job too.
The Chief Election Commissioner inquired how the independent candidate ran away when he was handcuffed. Did SHO help Arshad Ali to escape?
The RO said that there were 40 to 50 law enforcement personnel on the spot. The SHO put Arshad Ali in a police van in front of me.
The SHO said that my gunman was also injured and there were videos of Arshad Ali fleeing.
The Chief Election Commissioner said that he would also take the videos, now it is a matter that you have made Arshad Ali escape.
The ECP sought a report from the SHO and also summoned the presiding officer.
The SSP informed the Election Commission that he had issued show cause to the concerned officers and would take departmental action against them.
The Chief Election Commissioner directed the SSP to present the accused at the next hearing.
The Election Commission of Pakistan adjourned the hearing of the case till December 24.