EC summons chief secy, DGP over post-poll violence in AP | India News

NEW DELHI: The EC on Wednesday summoned Andhra chief secretary K S Jawahar Reddy and DGP Harish Kumar Gupta to Delhi on Thursday to “personally” explain the reasons of why post-poll violence in the state could not be contained.
There were instances of violence on Tuesday and Wednesday after simultaneous elections for the Lok Sabha and assembly elections in the state.
Sources said the EC took cognisance of the incidents and directed the CS and DGP to make sure the violence is curbed. They added that the top officers will be asked to share with the commission pre-emptive steps being taken to prevent such incidents in the future. Recently, the EC had appointed Gupta as DGP after transferring then police chief K V Rajendranath Reddy. tnn

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