Telangana elections: Man booked for taking selfie while casting vote
During Telangana Assembly elections, a man was arrested for allegedly taking a selfie while casting his vote at the polling booth at Rajendra Nagar in Hyderabad today.
The arrested voter has been identified as Shiv Shankar, who reportedly clicked a selfie inside the poling station on Friday morning. Following which, a complaint was filed by an election official and a case has been registered aginst the voter.
“Use of mobile phone within the polling station is prohibited. He took a selfie inside the polling station and has been taken into custody,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (Shamshabad Zone) N Prakash Reddy told news agency PTI.
A case under IPC section 188 (Disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) has been registered, the DCP said.
It is to be noted that the Election Commission has banned the use of mobile phones inside the polling booth.