Counting for Anantnag bypoll briefly suspended

Srinagar: Counting for the bypoll to Anantnag Assembly seat of Jammu and Kashmir was today briefly suspended after Congress candidate Hilal Ahmad Shah alleged that the EVMs have been tampered with.

The counting was stopped for around 15 minutes after Shah and his agents walked out of the counting hall, officials said.

They said Shah alleged that some EVMs were not carrying the mandatory seal and might have been changed in the process to favour Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, who is a candidate from the seat.

District Election Officer Abid Shah said the counting has now resumed and the third round is in progress.

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