Costly mistake

Staff Correspondent

Belgaum: The husband of a polling officer was caught for discharging duty on behalf of his wife in Savadatti town on Thursday.

Deputy Commissioner and Returning Officer of Belgaum Lok Sabha constituency, J. Ravishankar, said Sunita B., a schoolteacher in Raibag, was appointed as polling officer at a polling station in Savadatti. But, her husband Balachandra R. Shinde, also a schoolteacher, arrived there on behalf of his wife and even signed in her name.

A case has been registered against the couple, Dr. Ravishankar said.

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