Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Electoral Officer Teeka Ram Meena on Tuesday confirmed there was an attempt to cast a bogus vote at Manjeshwaram in Kasaragod where Assembly bypoll took place on October 21.
He said a case has been registered under various sections of Indian Penal Code.
“The incident happened at Manjeshwar. A woman named Nabeesa came there for another lady who is also named Nabeesa. The presiding officer found out that she was not a voter of that polling booth,” he said.
She was handed over to the police and a case has been registered under various sections of IPC, he told reporters.
Nabeesa was arrested for impersonation as she allegedly tried to cast a bogus vote in a booth.
She was later released on bail.
Manjeshwar saw 75.78 per cent voter turnout