A few months before the Lok Sabha Elections, a startling incident occurred on Sunday night when three unidentified people stole the Control Unit (CU) of an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) from the Saswad Tehsil Office. The incident has sparked worries about the safety of the election processes.
According to police officials, at least 40 EVMs were kept at the Saswad Tehsil Office in the Pune district in light of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Office workers discovered that the godown lock was broken at around 11:00 am on Monday. Upon cross-checking, they discovered a missing CU.
The Superintendent of Pune Rural Police stated that a case was lodged at Saswad Police Station on Monday following the theft of a CU of an EVM. One demo control unit—out of the forty EVM machines that were kept—was taken by unidentified people.
The Superintendent claims that every other EVM machine is secure and in good working order.
In order to identify the accused, police gathered the CCTV footage. Three anonymous masked people were seen entering the Saswad Tehsil Office godown in CCTV footage and stealing the CU of one of the EVM machines.