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Telangana Assembly Elections 2018: Man held for taking selfie inside polling station in Telangana

Telangana Assembly Elections 2018: Man held for taking selfie inside polling station in Telangana
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A man was taken into custody after he allegedly took a selfie while casting his vote at a polling station in Rajendra Nagar here Friday, police said

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Hyderabad: A man was taken into custody after he allegedly took a selfie while casting his vote at a polling station in Rajendra Nagar here Friday, police said.

The voter identified as Shiv Shankar, clicked a selfie inside the polling booth this morning, following which a complaint was lodged by an election official and a case was registered, they said.

"Use of mobile phone within the polling station is prohibited.

He took a selfie inside the polling station and has been taken into custody," Deputy Commissioner of Police (Shamshabad Zone) N Prakash Reddy told PTI.

A case under IPC section 188 (Disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) has been registered, the DCP said.

The Election Commission has banned use of mobile phones inside polling stations.

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