New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Wednesday asked the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) and state Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) to file reply on a petition that has alleged presence of large number of bogus voters in various assembly constituencies of the national capital.
A bench of Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva asked the two officials to file reply on the plea by Jan 5, 2015.
The plea was filed by Naresh Kumar, who contested on a Congress ticket from west Delhi`s Mundka in the last Delhi assembly polls. He has alleged that there are many persons in the city who have numerous voter cards in their name but with different addresses.
Apprising the court that there are over 41,000 forged voter card holders are in his constituency, Kumar has sought court`s direction to delete the names of bogus voters from the voters` lists in the state.
"The voter identity cards are issued to a large number of bogus voters which may also be a security threat," said the plea filed by advocate O.P. Saxena.
He added that the presence of a large number of bogus voters will have an adverse effect on the poll process.