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UP Panchayat Elections: Poll Candidate's Supporter Held For Distributing Liquor Among Voters, Cop Suspended For Laxity

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Naresh, the supporter of the candidate, was arrested and a case was registered against him.

A supporter of a panchayat election candidate was arrested for allegedly distributing liquor among voters, while a policeman was suspended for not taking action against the poll code violation, an official said on Sunday.

Sambhal Superintendent of Police Chakresh Mishra said in charge of Madhan police outpost Narendra Kumar was suspended for not stopping supporters of a village pradhan aspirant from distributing liquor among voters.

The additional SP will investigate the matter further, he said. Naresh, the supporter of the candidate, was arrested and a case was registered against him.

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first published:April 12, 2021, 00:48 IST