Chief Electoral Office files police complaint with regards to fake news on social media

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Panaji: The office of Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) has sought police investigation following fake news being circulated on social media that Election Commission of India (ECI) has allowed online voting for NRIs during the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.
The CEO has clarified that no such provision is been made and that the overseas electors have to come to Polling Station with Passport to cast their votes.
“It is observed that some people are spreading fake news through social media using logo of Election Commission of India creating confusion among the general public,” the press statement issued by CEO stated.
“Taking cognizance of such fake news and complaint received about the same, the Office of Chief Electoral Officer has referred the matter to Police Department to investigate and has asked police to take necessary action against such people who are spreading fake news and causing disturbance in the conduct of election process,” it added.

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