Congress candidate from Nagpur Lok Sabha constituency Nana Patole on Thursday alleged that the cameras recording the unloading of EVMs in zonal centres in two Assembly segments were closed. He further alleged that the ruling party was behind the EVM tempering. Why the cameras were switched off when the EVMs were being brought from counting stations to zonal centres, he questioned.
Display a recording of closed CCTV display outside the zonal centres on mobile phones, Patole claimed at a press conference, here on Thursday that the ruling party was indulging in mischief. As per the laid down procedure entire shifting of EVMs from one place to another should be recorded by CCTV.
Later talking to reporters, District Collector and Returning Officer, Ashiwin Mudgal clarified that the CCTV cameras were very much on and the entire process was duly recorded and it is in out
storage. He however, admitted that the display on monitor (LED TV) meant for the police staff might have been gone non-functioning due to some technical reasons. But we have full recording and if required it will be submitted to the Election Commission.
Mudgal further said that the administration will also examine as to who had captured the images of display monitor since it is restricted area.