EC orders transfer of the returning officer of Madurai-East
Election Commission on Saturday ordered the transfer of the Returning Officer of Madurai-East constituency S Sugumaran forthwith.
New Delhi: Election Commission on Saturday
ordered the transfer of the Returning Officer of Madurai-East
constituency S Sugumaran forthwith.
The Commission directed the authorities to post him
out of the district immediately.
The move comes in the backdrop of Sugumaran accusing
his senior poll officer of harassing and pressuring him to
file cases against Union Minister and DMK strongman M K
Alagiri and his party workers.
The Revenue Divisional officer Sugumaran had alleged
that Collector U Sahayam phoned him frequently and was
harassing him though he was maintaining a neutral stand.
Sugumaran has been admitted to a private hospital with
complaints of high blood pressure.
Reacting to Sugumaran`s complaint, the Collector
denied he had asked the RDO to file any case. "Will anybody do
like this? I have no time for election work itself. It is a
lie." He did not harass the RDO, the Collector said.