After an EVM was reportedly found at the residence of a BJP candidate, the Election Commission on Friday ordered the removal of Returning Officer of Pali in the Rajasthan assembly seat.
According to the poll panel, a sector officer carrying a reserve machine had gone to the BJP candidate's house following which the sector officer was removed and the EVM taken out of election system.
The EC also ordered removal of Pali returning officer Mahaveer, who has been transferred, and Rakesh from Jodhpur has been asked to take the charge, the commission said.
A video purportedly showing the electronic voting machine laying unattended in the house has gone viral.
(With PTI inputs)