After Faridabad went for Lok Sabha polling on May 12, a video went viral showing a polling agent allegedly trying to influence voters. He was arrested on Sunday evening after the video on Twitter was brought to the notice of the Haryana election body.
Election commissioner Ashok Lavasa reportedly confirmed that the polling agent was arrested on Sunday and a report on the issue will be examined by the Election Commission.
In the video, the polling agent, wearing a blue T-shirt, can be seen walking up to the polling booth as a woman prepares to cast her vote. He appears to press a button on the EVM or pointing to a party symbol and then promptly returns to his seat. The man repeats the act with two other women voters. Several people tagged the Election Commission seeking action after the video went viral.
As soon as the incident came to the notice, prompt action was taken and an FIR was lodged. The District Election Officials reportedly informed that the accused has been arrested. The observer enquired the matter personally and is satisfied that polling was never vitiated.