Identity of those exposing electoral malpractices will be protected: CEC

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KOLKATA: Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) OP Rawat on Saturday assured that the identity of those exposing electoral malpractices through the commission’s mobile app will be protected.
The mobile app introduced by the Election Commission (EC) on a pilot basis in the recently held Karnataka assembly elections received 780 video complaints of electoral malpractices, he said.
“We will take steps not to disclose the identity of persons who are sending such videos to the Commission.
The mobile app empowers the common man to send complaints with evidences,” Rawat said at an interaction organised by MCCI here.
The EC would ascertain the latitude and longitude of the place from where the video was sent and take prompt action. This system will be followed in every election from now on, he said.