Uttarakhand: 50 Panchayat Members Go 'Missing', State Election Commission Writes to Police
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Nainital, October 27: The Uttarakhand State Election Commission (SEC) on Friday sought action on the case of 50 missing representatives. The Commission wrote to the District Magistrates (DM) and senior superintendent of police (SSPs) of four districts from where the representatives allegedly went missing. The matter came to light after the report was published in local newspapers.

The representatives 'missing' preceded the Uttarakhand High Court order which gave guidelines for the three-tier panchayat elections, reported The Times of India.

The missing legislators were elected on October 21. They are members of the Zila and Block Panchayats. The elections for these Zila and Block Panchayats are scheduled to be held after Diwali.

The State Election Commission (SEC) has written to the DMs and SSPs of the four districts. These districts include Nainital, Pithoragarh, Champawat and Pauri Garhwal districts. The letter demands action citing the missing of the legislators. The Commission has asked for a thorough inquiry into the matter. This is also the first time when a news report has been treated as a complaint.