Two panchayat secretaries were suspended for their alleged negligence in transporting the ballot papers meant for the coming Gram Panchayat elections from Hyderabad to Khammam. A bunch of ballot papers were found abandoned along the main road at Palair in Kusumanchi mandal on Monday.

District Panchayat Officer P. Prabhakar Reddy said all the ballot papers that accidentally fell on the main road near Palair have been collected and deposited at the store room at Mahila Pranganam here. “There is no scope for misuse of the ballot papers,” he said.