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Youth arrested for taking selfie while casting vote in Telangana

The use of mobile phones inside the polling booths is prohibited.


Devdiscourse News Desk hyderabad Last Updated at 07-12-2018 12:35:17 IST India
Youth arrested for taking selfie while casting vote in Telangana

A youth was arrested for taking selfie while casting his vote in Telangana Assembly elections on Friday.

The voter, identified as Shiv Shankar, was arrested by the police on a complaint by polling official at a polling centre in Rajendranagar constituency in Greater Hyderabad.

Officials said the youth was arrested under Representation of People's Act for violating secrecy of voting.

The use of mobile phones inside the polling booths is prohibited. The election authorities have asked voters not to carry mobile phones inside the polling centres.

The Election Commission has cautioned the voters, especially the first time voters against taking selfies inside the polling booths. Officials said the voters were free to take selfies with their inked finger after coming out of the booths.

(With inputs from agencies.)


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