Man takes selfie while casting vote, now arrested

In the ongoing vote for the Telangana assembly, a man was arrested for taking selfie while casting vote.

The incident is of Rajendra Nagar constituency and the man has been identified as Shiv Shankar.

Based on a complaint, he was promptly arrested as well.

Officials said the man was arrested under Representation of People’s Act for violating secrecy of voting.

This is as the use of mobile phones inside the polling booths is prohibited.

The election authorities have asked voters not to carry mobile phones inside the polling centres.

Officials said the voters were free to take selfies with their inked finger after coming out of the booths.

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