Three Uttar Pradesh Government officials, including a deputy collector, have been booked allegedly for deliberately deleting the name of a woman from the voter list in Gautam Buddh Nagar ahead of the 2022 State Assembly elections, police said on Wednesday.
The FIR has been lodged on the orders of an SC/ST court, which recently heard the complaint of the aggrieved woman, who belongs to the Scheduled Caste. The woman also accused the official of discriminating with her on the basis of her caste.
The 35-year-old woman, a native of Roshanpura village in the district, had moved the court in May last year. The voting for the election was done in February and results were declared in March. She claimed that her name was deleted from the electoral roll by the officials despite her being a registered voter in previous elections and possessing all required documents.
“My name was deliberately deleted from the electoral roll by the government officials who misused their power to not allow me to use my constitutional right,” the complainant alleged.